It’s complicated because mom was always a pill/self medicating person. Mom was taking prescribed sleeping pills for more than 10 years. She was independent and had a housemaid to help around the house. We would visit her and vice versa. Every time she had a health crisis the sleeping pill usage would come up after trying for her Dr to address this issue (to no avail) she finally got very ill this past January. We made a radical change and sought another Dr. The pills were removed among other unnecessary medication. But, she contends she can’t sleep ( mom has always complained of lack of sleep) melatonin was recommended; but she still manipulates three medications that make her drowsy and finds a way to combine those three and becomes lethargic and out of balance. I have approached the subject with her and the new Dr. It falls on deaf ears. It evolves into defensiveness on her part and frustration on mine.