Hello everyone, My wife has been resident in an EMI care home since last Feb. She is 68 and was diagnosed with AD 3 years ago, although symptoms appeared several years earlier. 3 weeks ago she had a first seizure, seemingly a mild one, no convulsions just a stiffining of the limbs and although I was told she was unconcious for 5 mins, I was informed her eyes did not close. Subsequently, my wife was prescribed 50 mg of carbamezapine (Tegretol) twice a day. Since taking the medication she has become distant, withdrawn and very sleepy. What little communication skill she had before has also been affected. The GP suggests my wife may adapt to the medication after a few weeks, but I am left wondering what the outcome may be. 50 mg is the min dose, so no chance of reducing it. Does anyone have any experience of carbamezapine, which belongs to a class of medicines called anti-epileptics ? Thanks to anyone who responds.