The staff at the nursing home where my mom, who has Alzheimer's, is pushing Zyprexa (bipolar medication) for Mom. I have refused until now. She was sent away to be evaluated due to aggressiveness and combativeness. I've read it has a high risk of stroke in elderly. Is there another "mood stabilizer" she can be on without that high risk of stroke? Not seroquel. I did not like that one.