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In a situation where a dementia patient isn’t oriented x3 what do you do when they refuse their medication

Anonymous Answered question July 29, 2022
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I was a med tech on a dementia unit for 3 years before becoming a nurse. Obviously, they always have the right to refuse. Many times, the best way was just to reapproach. Give them a few minutes and try again in a different way. With my residents, I knew who I could say “i have your meds” to and who I had to say “i have some vitamins for you” or “i have something for you.” Sometimes, the only option to get vital meds in was to put them with their favorite snack (no shame in bribing).

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