How do you deal with a Mother who doesn't talk about anything important? She is a very calm, is what is person. My Mother is 94 and was diagnosed with early onset dementia. She was sent to a neurologist and he put her on 4 new medications, 3 for memory and 1 antidepressant. The Exelon patch is giving her rash under it everyday I change it to a new patch. I am the 24/7 caregiver in our family and DO NOT feel like she needs all these pills since she is 94 and was doing well without them, after all 94 year old people forget things. I do and I am 61!!! She seems almost lifeless now staring out the window repeating everything she sees 3 times...hummingbird,hummingbird, hummingbird....it's windy, windy, windy and on and on. This can drive me nuts some days!!! At a family meeting with siblings one brother says the DR. wouldn't have prescribed if she didn't need it. Both my sisters and I feel she should be able to live without all life-supporting medicines for her diabetes, thyroid, heart condition, high blood pressure, angina.....she already takes 18 pills a day. She did refuse treatment for a 7cm tumor on her ovary, as the DR said it would be to risky for surgery so she does understand what is going on. My heart breaks every evening watching her take 11 pills gagging them down and saying I hate pills, I hate pills, I hate pills. I have now started handing every one to her because I was finding them on the floor and in her chair. I don't know if she drops them or hides them.....any suggestions for being over medicated with things we feel she doesn't need or want. All she says is I hate pills and this is important.