My mom is getting worse and worse at taking pills. She doesn't understand when we tell her to just swallow it all. We have tried applesauce, yogurt, a straw, thicker juices, but she likes to hold the pill in her mouth and drink/eat around it. Or she'll swizzle the liquid with the pill in her mouth and then spit it all out. I don't know if we should try to get them compounded into liquids or chewables or if insurance will pay for them that way. I'm tempted to give up on the aricept and namenda, but she's also got zoloft and thyroid and blood pressure meds and while I have read that blood pressure meds aren't always as imporant as they seem, it seems like the others are. Any advice?