He has had dementia for 8 years and is now having lots of difficulty with communicating. He lives at home with my and my mother, now has trouble walking and complains (sometimes) of a backache and leg pain. He's been receiving in-home hospice services for over 4 months and we like the staff and feel that they are providing the best possible care aimed at his comfort. My extended family seems to feel that I should be taking my father to his former medical doctor to get x-rays on his back and legs. They even suggest that his backache is a result of kidney failure. I am torn here as I want my dad to be comfortable, but my mother and I realize that the dementia will never improve. Do we make him go through the testing at a medical facility? He can barely walk 50 feet. We are really torn as my relatives seem to think we are not doing enough. Any thoughts are really appreciated.