My father is 91 was diagnosed with dementia in July 2011 and is now in a dementia specialist care home. He is now doubly incontinent and has recently developed a pressure sore. He is in a lot of pain and is being given regular paracetamol, which can be a battle to administer. I have requested a stronger pain relief but have been told that this may cause constipation and due to the area affected could make the sores more painful. The doctor was approached for a pain patch by his carers and said he did not want to prescribe this and prescribed Haloperidol for 5 days. Having looked at this online it says that is not suitable for elderly with dementia and a side effect is constipation and increased risk of death plus a whole batch of other really confusing implications. Has anyone any experience with treatment either for pain relief or for aggression which may be considered to make his and everyone elses life more bearable?