I'm sorry about your mom. That's really hard. I lost my mom during an outpatient hernia surgery. which is generally something other people have no problem with. That's the thing in the medical world. All people are unique. All medications and procedures can have down side that must be weighed toward potential benefit. I think both Zyprexa and Risperdal were huge improvements over the drugs used in the time before they were available. They opened up a whole new level of treatment for many. A schizophrenic patient that had no affect for decades did again. With use in the elderly, they do have a black box warning for use in dementia. Tell us more about your mom. 55 is not elderly. :>) That's not usually what they mean when they say someone is elderly. These medications are potent and powerful. They can greatly hurt but someone can also have an individual reaction that is catastrophic. That's the same with most any drug though. Again, sorry for the loss of your mom.