My 89 year old father was recently diagnosed with late moderate stage Alzheimer's. His hallucinations and delusions are increasing. The neurologist who diagnosed him prescribed Seroquel .25. He tried it once and refused to take it again because he could barely stand a half hour later as he was going to bed. I could not convince him to try a half of the pill the next day or at any other time.
I had a consult with his primary care doctor. I am going to try and crush a half of the pill and put it in his food at the doctors advice. If this doesn't work, I am going to try Risperdal in liquid form to put on his food. My father flat out refuses to take any pills. His doctor is aware of this. Has anyone experienced crushing Seroquel and putting it in food? The pharmacist said it is not the time released form. Or adding the Risperdal liquid to food of a non compliant parent? He can be quite suspicious.