Some months ago I was getting very frequent reports from Mum's carers that she was 'pretending' to take her tablets, and then hiding them. She had quite a few to take, morning and evening. It became such a battle that I spoke to her GP who looked carefully at all the meds, none of them were for anything life-threatening, and she'd been on them so long that they probably weren't having much effect anyway, decided to stop them all except for the Donepizil. Things have been going well since then, meds wise, with the carer just having to give her one tablet a day at tea-time. But it's started again - pretending to take it then trying to put it in her pocket or down the side of the cushion in her armchair. Mum seems to have fixated on a long-ago instruction to take a particular tablet with a meal (this was the reason she fought against taking the morning meds as she hadn't had her breakfast, carers offering to get her breakfast for her, but her refusing). Now the same thing is happening in the evening if she refuses to let the carer get her a meal (probably 3 or 4 times a week!) All her carers say that they have never known a person do this before - actually pretending to take them and then hiding them! Either they just need reminding, or outright refuse! Just wonder what other TPers think about this.