Her doctor has said she takes far too many "medications". She has only 3 regular scripts - blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and dementia. She takes as many as 40 other pills and spends much of each meal shoving pills in her mouth along with food. She takes perhaps a dozen vitamins, lots of minerals and a few supplements as well as a probiotic. Not only do these additional "medications" cost a lot of money, everything I've read (and the doctor concurs) say that the possible interactions and adverse side effects far outweigh any possible benefits. At her next appointment, the doctor says he's going to go through her entire bag of "medications" and severely simplify what she takes. However, she will blow a fuse when this happens (she's convinced that all these things help her and believes the lady at GNC and elsewhere knows more about vitamins and supplements than doctors do). We will have to go through her cabinets and remove all the extra "medications" (on doctor's instructions) but there's nothing to stop her from ordering more on-line or simply loading her shopping cart when she goes to Wal-mart or GNC. How do we best deal with this challenge??