Avoid medication mistakes that kill, get tips on managing meds, and learn how to save money on prescriptions that aren't covered by Medicare. Plus: Read frequently asked questions about medication or ask a question of your own.
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When staying involved in caregiving, you must also manage that person's health care. This means choosing a good medical team, keeping costs down, arranging for medical appointments, and getting the best, least expensive medicines. It also means knowing what the insurance rules are and, most important, being an advocate for the person in your care.
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- Are there better medications for Alzheimer's patients?
- Can I give my 85 year old mother supplements with her medication for CHF?
- Am I addicted to pain medication?
- Which drugs cause memory loss?
- How do we prevent drug interaction problems?
- Would a different pain med help?
- How can I get my mother-in-law to take her medicine?
- What can I do if my parent refuses to take any medications?
- How do we get Dad to take over Mom's medications, as she can't do it correctly?
- How should I handle grandmother's addiction to prescription drugs?
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