My dad is 83. He had what the surgeon said was a "huge" tear. The doctor warned prior to surgery that the chance of it healing completely was 50%. Dad fell again about 3 months after surgery and most likely injured his shoulder again. I say "most likely" because we haven't been able to get dad another MRI. He has dementia on top of all this and we can't get him to be still for the MRI. His pain plays a part in this as well. We had an appt for a "stand up" MRI, but dad ended up in the hospital with AFIB. So he has had several issues all the same year. Just 2 years ago, he was walking 3 miles a day and was in good health (only moderate dementia). At this point, the orthopedic surgeon has washed his hands of us. Dad has nerve damage in his bad arm and has lost all use of his left hand, which his neurologist says is irreparable. At this point, I just want to make my dad more comfortable. Short of strong pain meds, does anyone have suggestions on what would be the best thing to do to help him?