My mom went on Xanax 3 months ago but it's giving her severe diarrhea. Aricept did the same so she couldn't take that. She is nearing the last stage of dementia. It breaks my heart to see her so worn out from this disease, she often talks about wishing God would just take her home. We're doing our best to keep her comfortable without putting her in a home. It is becoming very difficult, the worst is to see her like this and not be able to help her. I'd rather see her sleep or out of it than to see her constantly terrified of her surroundings. I'm grateful for this forum, it's good to know that others understand.