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My 80 year old Mom has hypertension, diabetes, gout, heart problems, etc. She's had 2 strokes in the past 6 years. She was in the rehab facility for two months and has been home one week. For the past two days she refuses to eat dinner and will not take her meds.

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sueman3090,

I am sorry to say that you are not alone here. Many seniors refuse to take their medication for many different reasons. Our experts wrote some articles based on this issue trying to help caregivers like you. Hopefully these articles will give you some insight and maybe some tips for caring for your mother.

Top 6 Medication Problems and How to Prevent Them
https://www.agingcare.com/articles/medication-problems-elderly-people-have-146111.htm

Check out our medication section too for more information:
https://www.agingcare.com/Medications

Hope this helps!
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