A quick recap. Mum on Quetiepene which was not having much effect. Asked Psychiatrist to increase dosage, would not as mum "as bright as a button, and if you can't cope you should be lookin at long term care"! also said "cannot medicate her for your benefit".. Well after mum had a fall, had taken five casts off in 12 days, and staff on ward were not able to manage her as she would not sit still they changed the medication to Halperidol. Mum came home, and it was a nightmare, became incotinent, was totally confused, we kept finding her on the floor (she hadn't fallen), so consufed that she used the shower as a toilet. After a nightmare week, where one doctor told me to stop the Halperidol, and another to carry on with it, she ended up back in hospital.. While she was in hospital for 2 weeks, and on Halaperidol, she was totally confused, and unsteady on her feet, and again getting out of bed and lying onthe floor. Although unsteady on her feet she wasn't settling either during the day or at night... Medication was changed on the second to last day of her stay to Promazine, she has now been home a week and what a difference.. She is calm, sleeps through the night, no more getting on the floor.. My first point, why change from Quietipane to Halaperidol instead of just increasing the dosage to start with. The promazine was prescribed by the Hospital and not by her Psychiatrist, when I told the CPN the meds that she had been described, she said "thats a blast from the past we don't use that these days".. Well its worked for mum, and thank God that someone had the sense to prescribe it instead of the "latest drug that we prefer to use"... Mum has deteriorated, but she is certainly manageable, which she wasn't on Halaperidol.