How do you help an elderly relative with a fading memory? My 81-year-old mum has been on Risperidone for nearly 5 years. She has a monthly visit from a psychiatric nurse. Recently mum came out of hospital, a community nurse came to visit mum and phoned me to ask if mum had problems with her memory. I replied yes. The psychiatric nurse has not noticed this, and even though I've mentioned it, nothing happens. I have mentioned that maybe the long term use of Risperidone is not helping mum. I am told mum is on this medication for life. The problem is she never gets her medication reviewed. Whoever I speak to, will not give me an answer. I realise that health services are overstretched. Just wondering has anybody else had problems with Risperidone.