Dec 01, 2016 - 03:47 PM
The answer to this question partially depends on what your role in your mother's life is. Assuming you are her caregiver, and you are the one responsible for giving her her medications, then you should administer to your mother what is prescribed to her. Many states have elder abuse statutes that could make you criminally liable for failing to give your mother her medications if you are in a caregiving role, which it sounds like you are. If you are convinced that this particular anxiety medication is making your mother's dementia symptoms worse, I would recommend you talk to her doctor and see if he or she would consider changing your mother's prescription.