Good Afternoon, My 88 year old Mom is the one with chronic pain and some dementia. She has arthritis and a torn rotator cuff that makes her ache. She shuffles through the house not picking up her feet – I don’t know if that is due to the arthritis, lack of movement or what. She is on hydrocodone in the am and pm. She says it doesn’t work. I feel so bad that sometimes she just groans when trying to move. She sleeps a lot – says it hurts less when she doesn’t move but understands if she did move and exercise a bit it would help. Rock and a hard place. We go in in a week to re-assess pain meds and I would like her to see a pain specialist or pain clinic. We lost our favorite Gerontologist who understood the dementia and was so wonderful.
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