I know a man named Jack (changed for privacy reasons). Five years ago, he was put under conservatorship because he was a binge drinker. A professional conservator was hired. It was conservatorship of the estate – in other words – the money that was established. No conservatorship of the person was created.
He was given medications by his doctor, some for dementia, others to pacify him. He refused to take them, which is his right. (He has a history of being anti-drug, except for alcohol.) Were his wishes honored? No. Since he wouldn’t take the drugs, they’ve been put in his food. Some are antipsychotic medications like Saroquel….