Just an update to my prior question re this drug. Regardless of what others have posted, in this area if one is in hospice one IS allowed to retain their own MD. In our case an unsatisfactory MD led us to connect with a hospice provided one. This MD on hearing of some (SPORADIC) combativeness which the aides and I were able to deal with, was quick to prescribe a 2x daily small dose. My gut was uneasy doing this because what behavior there was, was sporadic and often seemed triggered only by the intrusion of outsiders attempting to touch/clean mom. AND THEN...the podiatrist made a visit and all went well. NO combativeness in the least in spite of not particularly being happy with the feet being touched. I contemplated it all and it began to sink in that the attitude, demeanor and approach of the caregiver were all a factor as I observed things....I did connect with the neurologist's office whose nurse called me back and was an immense help. Although I almost always look meds up, I had not due to fatigue done my homework. Nurse tells me to begin with the drug is a black box (warning) drug; and that was all I had to hear. I know I will hear from advocates in favor of the benefits of this drug and you all go to it....but this drug in an anti psychotic. Heavy duty. Many drugs available to calm someone before hitting this one with a warning to NOT use in the case of elderly or those with dementia which my mom does have. So I will not be letting her have this drug unless other drugs are tried first that are safer. IN addition, I learned our area has a couple Visiting PHysician programs. The downside was connecting and learning at least one of them pulls out if someone enters hospice care....HOWEVER, I tried again,reached an office person, described the circumstances (of dad being 104 as well), and the person was going to put forth some extra effort to see if maybe they could figure something out. I am hopeful.