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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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Leave the patient alone for 10 minutes, than let someone else go in with a different approach. Continue to do so until it works.
Or if it’s possible, call a family member to ask if they have had it before and what they did / give the patient the phone and let their family member tell them it’s ok to take the pills.

if that doesn’t work, crush the pills and put them on a sandwich with chocolate spread, if they’re so far gone, they won’t notice 🙃

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