My Mother has alzheimers and 3 months ago was prescribed risperidone to combat her moods. after 1 week of taking the drug her ankles were badly swollen, we voiced our concerns to her mental health team who stopped it for 1 week then decided to put her back on it stating that they saw no difference and that the benefits to her moods outweighed the side effects. my sister and I have grave misgivings about this drug as we have both noted a marked decline in our mother in this 3 month period i.e her shortness of breath, the blue tingeing of her lips after walking gently for no great distance and her more increased confusion also she has midriff distention a bad back we are so worried that we are being fobbed off because my mother is 79 eh why waste resources on the elderly!!!