Hello everyone, this is my first posting, so aplolgies if it is rather long. For some time my 84 year old mother was prescribed prochloroperazine ( Stemetil), which we believed was to treat her regular blackouts (the label was for "giddy attacks"). However about 6 weeks ago the medicine was completely stopped after a review by the GP and following a further fall. Shortly after she was admitted to hopsital overnight following a severe nose bleed, the cause of which is unknown. Since then she has only had one dizzy spell, but no more blackouts. That's the background. Over the last 6 weeks she has developed significant behavioural problems, which were previously unnoticed ( although she has always had an anxious personality prone to worrying) In the last week, We had a power cut a week ago, since then she asks us repeatedly if we are still using candles at home. Every evening she asks when the lights are going to be switched on (as it is dark outside). It is taking her up to 2 hours to get dressed now as she is constantly adjusting her bra strap. She believes the reason that her bra doesn't fit is because she is having to get undressed in the dark,because there are no lights ( not true) It is an hour to do her shoes up as the laces have to be the same length so she has to keep doing them up and undoing them. She says everyday that meals on wheels are late ( they aren't) She knows what time it is but she has started going to bed early or refusing to go to bed at all until 1 or 2am in the morning. In the last 2 weeks she has developed trembling in her hands. The doctor visited last week ( mum is housebound) and my father mentioned his concerns, but as mum can be entirely normal at times, he didn't seem to accept there is a problem. We have now reached the stage where mum is refusing to listen to dad or let him help, he is breaking down in tears and I keep getting phone calls from mum, where I have to tell her things as she doesn't believe dad ( the call today was because she thinks Xmas is next year and won't sign any xmas cards) Aplogies for the long post, but I simply don't know where to turn for help. Are these symptoms of Alzheimers, even though it feels so sudden? Perhaps the Stemetil was masking her earlier symptoms. Can I make an appointment to see the doctor to discuss her symptoms?