Getting a person with Alzheimers to take medication

* Put the pills in a box that has sections for the day and time * Put the pills next to the persons plate at mealtime * Tell her she can have a treat after taking the medicine * Ask the pharmacist if it is okay to crush the pills and put them in food * If the person has trouble swallowing pills, ask the doctor to prescribe liquid medicine or a patch * If the person refuses to take the medicine, wait a few minutes and ask again * Tell her the doctor called to ask if the medication was taken and you need to call back with an answer * Ask someone else to offer the medicine, the person may respond differently to him or her * Calmly offer medicine while she is doing something else

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