I am my father's healthcare proxy. He is in the later stages of Alzheimer's disease. He has been on ativan for 3 months and now hospice recommends adding a small dose of morphine because they feel he is in some pain. He is handling the .5 mg of ativan very well. I am hesitant about adding the morphine, but I don't want him in pain either. If anyone of you wonderful people on this forum can give me some of your experiences with my dilemma I would appreciate your input. Please do not post horror stories of hospice patients dying from this combination drug therapy. My father's hospice team has been a godsend for providing him with comfort care and the additional equipment provided for him.