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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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Usually telling them the pills are vitamins or that the doctor wants them to take them works. You can also give them a few mins and re-approach or have another nurse try. If it’s a really important med, then crushed and hidden in pudding/ice cream/apple sauce, otherwise chart refusal of meds. Cant force anyone to take them, can only ask/suggest and educate then chart chart chart to cover your butt when they refuse.

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