It's a constant fight to get my Grandma to take her pills, because she has trouble swallowing. I've tried putting them in chocolate pudding, and that kind of stuff, but she won't eat it. She holds it in her mouth and then spits it out. She has 6 in the morning, and 10 at night. Is there any way I can get her to take her meds easily?
If not, when is it acceptable to stop giving the meds? She's 91 with severe dementia. I know the pills are keeping her alive, but at this point are they really helping? She takes 3 just for blood pressure, allergy pills, vitamins, and all of that. She has pretty much stopped eating, only drinking when she takes her meds, sleeps all day long, can't walk or even sit up without help, talks to the dead, says she's been places she hasn't, cold all the time. I can tell her body is giving out, so what's the point of putting off the inevitable, and putting her through h*ll? They aren't helping her, and she doesn't have a good quality of life. I don't see a point in them anymore.