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Thursday, November 13, 2008

One fifth of her income: Medication compliance for Alzheimer's medication

Lori Stewart of Champaign, Illinois, is trying to decide whether to discontinue her 66-year-old mother’s Alzheimer's medications, which seem to have only marginal benefit.

"The medication is $182 a month," she said. Lori recently wrote about the dilemma on her blog. "It's been a very agonizing decision for me. It is literally one-fifth of her income."

Advice: Ask your doctor, or your parent’s doctor, about your options in light of the heavy cost of drugs.

Read another story on the effects of the high costs of healthcare.

Thanks to Stephanie Saul for the source article in the NY Times of Oct. 22.

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