Before mum moved in with us in Jan 06 she was on allsorts of medication, for alzheimers, aches and pain, blood pressure, etc etc... Well to cut a long story short took her off the alzheimers drugs, then tried her without the blood pressure tablets, and only gave her paracetamol for her "aches & pains" when absolutely necessary, and for an 85 year old with alzheimers she has been relatively "well". In about October we started to notice deterioration in her, her short term memory getting worse, she talks more and more about her mother, no longer even watches TV, and had some wandering incidences, infact she went AWOL at daycare. Having taken her to see her GP in October voicing my concerns, we eventually got an apppointment with the consultant last Friday. I explained the deterioration in mum to the consultant,and that she appears to be rather hyperactive for an 85 year old, she doesn't sit down all day and follows me about saying "can I help", if he could give her something to stabalise her. He was rather reluctant to prescribe her anything as"you have done so well", and then proceed to ask me what alternative could there be to medication.. ..well how am I supposed to know? he then carried out a memory test and having scored 18 in Sept 05 she scored 12, so there has definitely been a marked drop (I didn't need him to tell me that).. he has now suggested that she may need B12 injections, but blood test not until next week, and then nother week for the results etc... surely the GP could have tested for B12, but its taken me 3 months to get to this point.. . he did eventually say, once he realised that her score was only 12, that if all this failed he would consider prescribing Ebixa.. I haven't bothered the authorities for a year, I just get on and look after her, all I was asking for was for something to make her less like an "hyperactive toddler" but three months on from my first request still no nearer a solution.. But the saddest thing is that yesterday she asked "is your father still alive" dad died in May 2004. After trying to avoid it a couple of times I said "dad died 3 years ago", of course at this tears welled up in her eyes, and then my kids accuse me of being horrible to her, although it didn't stop her polishing off a roast dinner and pudding in now time at all. She is so well physically but I just wonder where we will be this time next year mentally..