Medications Make Her Goofy

Q: What do we do if the medications the doctor gave my Nana make her goofy? What do I do? How can we go against the doctors prescription? He isn’t listening to us when we tell him that she is having so many side effects. We are very frustrated and she is too. Any suggestions? - Michael Taylor

A: That is a challenging situation. I would consider having a Geriatric consult at a Geriatric Clinic for a second opinion. Your family needs to come together and decide what are the goals of care for Nana and then find a doctor who does listen.