Five months ago, we moved Mom to an AL facility with more care when she was asked to leave because of minor anger issues. About the same time, her doctor said the memory meds were no longer effective, so we gradually took her off them. Now, in just five months, my mom's AD has progressed to the point that she cannot dress herself, get herself to the dining room, converse with any lucidity, and even often calls herself by her mother's name. Now, I'm feeling really guilty for taking her off the Donephezil and Memantine. Did my decision cause an increase in brain atrophy that the drugs would have at least delayed for some time? Should I put her back on the meds--would that reverse the damage (probably not if it's from brain atrophy), but would it help neuron connections? Would her five-month slide into late-moderate/early severe stage AD have happened if I had kept her on the meds. It's really nagging at me and making me feel horribly guilty.