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Morning Chore for This Dementia Caregiver

One of the little things I do every morning to keep my hubby centered:

Morning with Dementia 10-23-13

Yesterday’s note was, “SHAVE.”

October 23, 2013 at 9:29 AM Leave a comment

Our Screwed Up Health Care System, Vol. I

Dan 1989 San Fran

Over the last several weeks my husband has begun having episodes of incontinence.  There’s no cure for his disease.  The plan is to “manage the symptoms.” So I called one of his neurologist who called in a prescription for “Detrol LA 4mg.”  We stopped at the pharmacy on the way home this afternoon to pick it up and almost passed out.

The total cost for 30 pills?  $221.86.  Yeah.  That’s right.  $221.86 for 30 pills.  That’s more than $7 per pill.

Fortunately our insurance paid for most of it but we still had to shell out $85.59 which in and of itself is outrageous.  (What do people without insurance do?!  Yikes.)

Dan’s diagnosis is four weeks old.  I knew immediately we would be “nickled and dimed” to death before this thing came to and and sure enough.  Here we go.

March 25, 2013 at 4:35 PM 3 comments


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