Last summer I found out that gma wasn't taking her fiber or vitamin pills. Granted these aren't life or death meds but she has to take fiber for different reasons (diverticulosis and iron supplement consumption - which can lead to constipation). I give her pills in the morning in a small medicine cup which she takes them after she eats, but she pockets her fiber pills and vitamin and throws them away in her trash in her room (I sometimes don't catch her doing it because she waits until I'm out of the room). I found her pills again in her trash can and asked her why she wasn't taking her pills and she replied, Oh I didn't know those were in there!
She has told me once before that she doesn't like the fiber pills so we tried other alternatives but she didn't like them either so she said she would give the pills another shot. The last time she stopped taking her fiber pills, I had to take her to ER due to a blockage in her intestine. At least she is taking her other important pills such as the iron and blood pressure med. I do try to make sure she eats fiberous things thru out the day but she needs that extra fiber to help her along if you know what I mean.