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Cancer, stage 4, bed ridden, muscle loss, 80 years, female, 4 falls, broken hip, surgery for hip, taken off hospice for recovery, put back on hospice, showing signs of dementia, has a hard time swallowing (Esophageal Dysphagia). She is at home. In a hospital bed with rails to prevent her from trying to get up on her own. I am new to this forum, trying to learn as much as I can to give her the best care. She is a close friend of the family. Please reply soonest. Thank you everyone !

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Thank you for your input.
She is now in transition stage. She has been unable to swallow. So we are using a macy catheter. Horrible, but neccesary.
It will be sad
She is my first, and a close friend of the family. I will continue to learn, and turn to this site for advice.
I think I have what it takes. Patience, listen and speak slowly, and compassion. I have found my calling.
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Haldol can also be used to treat schizophrenia and Tourette's syndrome.

It's not recommend for the demented elderly.
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Do you mean Haldol? Is she have a bad experience or side effects from this med?

It's an antipsychotic, but may also be used to treat agitation, nausea and vomitting.
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