My difficult 89-year old father, who has life- long inappropriate anger management issues and agitation, was put on Risperidone two weeks ago because he was becoming too unmanageable for me. I live with him in his house- I have POA and there was also something about having to live with him for at least two years, and he couldn't live in the house by himself. It has to do with protecting the house, depending on how things went. Hopefully this two-year deal will be satisfied sometime next year but I will have to get a refresher from the attorney before I make any changes in our current living arrangement, where, either he goes into a facility, or I move out. But I definitely am thinking about it! Anyway, he is an alcoholic in denial but was being pretty good about not consuming much alcohol for 4 years, after a falling incident, but has a renewed interest in it again. With our current arrangement, I have no control over his purchase or consumption of alcohol. I don't think that there is any way to keep him from it unless he was in a secured area of a facility, and I don't know about the requirements for obtaining that. Today, about a half hour after giving him the Risperidone, he decided to have a beer, even though I told him that he wasn't supposed to have alcohol with it. He was his usual hostile self and told me to shut up. I am wondering if I should give him the 2nd dose this evening or just stop it altogether. In the two weeks that he has been taking the Risperidone, it has helped him sleep through the night but it has done nothing for his anger, agitation or behavioral problems. And since I am responsible for giving him his meds, I am uncomfortable about the potential issues if he insists on having alcohol. As usual, it always seems like these kinds of things happen on the weekend when clinics and the like are closed. We were supposed to see his Dr during the first week in January to talk about the med. I am wondering if I should just stop giving it to him. And also whether his Dr will even keep prescribing it if she knows that he is drinking.