I requested a dementia test for my 81-yr-old cousin. She aced it. The psychotherapist recommended weaning her off the Ativan and starting her on Abilify. Say what? I looked it up and found that Ativan isn't supposed to be used long-term because it can become habit forming. So who CARES?? She's 81!!! I am going to recommend Effexor for depression. I cannot find anything that says elderly people do not do well on it. She needs to be on antidepressants and antianxiety medications until the day she dies and I am going to tell them that. We are scheduling a mtng whenever the psychiatric is avail. Don't know when THAT will be. Tomorrow I am taking P to a followup dr appointment for her kyphoplasty. I am going to tell him I want a nerve block for her tailbone. I know I'm supposed to follow dr's orders but I am getting sick of this. They can follow my orders or I'll find another dr and pay for it out of pocket. It's sick to make old people suffer, even if they are difficult patients.