Mom has Alzheimer's. She was put on certain psych meds when she was first put into the memory care unit of this organization because of her "behaviors." Agitation, hitting, etc. She's been there 3 years and she is declining - cannot even get out of her chair without their help. They have agreed to reduce but it is a constant battle and I'm so tired of it. Just had another meeting yesterday with staff and the same nurse that is causing such a stir about Mom's reduced meds said that after they reduced the psych meds she noticed behavior problems like when they get her up in the morning she flails her arms and is nasty, smacking...My Mom is 85 years old and she has never liked to get up early in the morning - neither do I! I just want to know what are my rights? I have POA for everything. I feel this nurse and a few other staff members just want Mom on the meds because they don't want to deal with her - as a human being. It's like they forget they are human beings and yes still have MOODS. Good and Bad. I want Mom off these for several reasons - first and foremost they are NOT approved by FDA for Alzheimer's and a couple of them have side effects - high risk in elderly and dementia for stroke. Secondly, she has been so dopey she makes no sense whatsoever - I understand what the disease does - I've done my research....but since they have actually reduced a couple of them I completely can tell the difference - she actually makes sense when we talk - not all the time but my MOM is in there. And I can tell just by looking in her eyes - she is so much more cognizant. This nurse said she just doesn't think she is happy that's why she wants her on these meds. ARE you kidding me NOT happy??? Who would be happy in this situation??? I am just very very frustrated!!!!! I am afraid to say too much directly to this nurse because I do not like confrontation and I am also afraid they might move my Mom - I like where Mom is with the exception of this issue. And this nurse has, in her own way, threatened that exact situation - like if Mom did not get on a certain med, and they could not handle her, they would have to move her. And there is really no other place Mom can go in our town with a memory care unit that takes Medicaid. Anyone else have these issues??? I am my Mom's ONLY voice - unfortunately for her!!!!