I am not caregiver for my 88 year old mother, I live 9 hours away. My brother and his wife live near mom and dad, so they see to them. My parents still live at home, are ages, 88 and 90. Both have health issues. I spent last summer at home with dad, and mom was in a nursing home after a fall with broken hip. She went home soon after I went home to my husband and teens last fall before school. I will be going back soon, one teen done with school for the summer the other still has some school stuff for 3 more weeks. But I will be going to mom and dad after that... for the summer. Last summer mom was on zynex when in the nursing home, but I was not happy with it for her and talked to the Doctor and she was taken off it last fall. Over the winter when not with mom she was having her up and down days. After a push from my brother and his wife in early spring the Doctor started mom back on Zynex and added Zoloft. Since I only talk to mom on the phone it is hard to say how she is and I hate to second guess my brother and his wife, since they are the ones seeing to my parents day by day. But I have seen her decline mentally over the phone this spring, since zoloft and zynex were added. After talking to my sister in-law she tells me mom is doing better on the drugs. I still feel this is way to much drugs for mom. I will get a better handle of this when I get over to them later in June, but till then.... What do you think, is Zoloft and zynex over used on the elderly to just keep them calm? This is how I feel it is being used on my mom, but I am not the one over there, day in and day out like my brother.