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She is getting worse now since she has been off other medicine..my dad is her caregiver but he is having some health issues himself...i'm trying to be there for my mom and take over a little more...she doesn't know my dad at night most of the time..she will call me asking if i have seen him and he could be sitting in the same room..that makes him upset and he will argue with her telling her..i'm right here and the get onto her for calling me, which i told her she could anytime. Sorry i'm getting carried away with all this...i have had no one to talk to that understands. Looking into a support group. My dad needs to learn how to deal with her in a more positive way..i feel he is making the Alzheimer's worse when he agitates her. So any info is greatly appreciated, i'm just trying to find out how she can get her meds back that she needs. Thanks

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There is a formal procedure for disputing Medicaid's (or Medicare's) decisions about covering drugs. It is explained on the paperwork that tells you they are denying coverage. Generally it involves having a doctor explain why an exception is needed for your mother. Often the pharmacist can help point you in the correct direction. This is a great service you can provide for your parents. Neither Mom nor Dad at this point is likely to have the patience and stamina to follow through. I've had to go through this procedure many times for my husband and now for myself. I think there was only once case where I lost an appeal. It is definitely worth doing if her doctor agrees that the meds are still going her some good.

Do find a local support group for caregivers! If at all possible, bring Dad along to meetings. But go with or without him. It can be a great support and provide lots of insights to discuss issues with others dealing with them.

Yes, your dad's behavior is making mom's situation worse. And her dementia is definitely playing havoc with his comfort level. They both would benefit if dad could gently be educated a bit on the nature of dementia.
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my thoughts exactly glad - Kimmi we need to know a little more hun every doc prescribes differently.
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What patch and what pill?
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