My mom has been in a nursing home for over eighteen months for signs of early dementia. She had a bit of a crisis at some point and was moved to another part of the nursing home, while she was put on risperdal. She generally hated the new place. Suddenlty she needed to use a wheelchair, her speech was slurred, and they eased off on the medication. She then got panic attacks, started wandering and was delusional (people at night coming to beat her up with a stick). They moved her back to the first building and she seemed happy at first then got angry and threatened staff. She keeps wandering - oh, and she loves lifting papers and small objects from whatever room she happens to be in, so that can get her in trouble. They have adjusted her treatment again, but the doctor now tells me that she is mostly suffering from depression and speaks of her condition as partly reversible with the adequate medication. I just want to know if this makes any sense to any of you - to me the dementia is just getting worse, and I would like to know what to prepare for. Thanks for reading.