I admitted my mom today to a nursing home that is moving away from "psych meds." I find out at 7:30 pm that the doctor made a decision to pull my mom's Aricept and Namenda without even talking to me. This is a nightmare! Anyone been there? Any advice?

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My mthr is so much happier on psych meds. I imagine if your brain chemistry were breaking down, you would be frantic! My mthr paced, stayed awake for several weeks, and was so unhappy before we made the change. How unfair to deny people with physical needs medicines which restore peace in their lives.

All nursing homes are being pressured to cut back on psych meds. Hold your ground and insist on having the right to choose. If the Health Care Proxy insists on the meds, the patient will have them. Hold your ground work up the chain of command until they give in. Bother your congressman if that is what it takes.

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