Managing Medications

People with a brain tumor often need multiple medications ̶ not just to treat the tumor, but also to manage treatment side effects. Keep a medication log that tracks all prescription and non-prescription items ̶ including over-the-counter medications and herbal supplements, vitamins, or other holistic treatments ̶ to make it easier to manage your loved one’s medication needs. In the log, write down:

  • What each medication is for
  • What dose to take
  • When to take it
  • What side effects the patient experiences
  • The name of the doctor who prescribed it

Click here to download a blank medication log.

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Mindee Plugues


Mindee J. Plugues, of Los Angeles, CA, is vice president, marketing for the Applebee’s brand and brings skills including brand strategy, executive leadership, and marketing to the board. Plugues has been an ABTA donor since April 2001, following her father’s passing from GBM. She is also a former member of the ABTA endurance program, Team Breakthrough.

Bob Kruchten


Bob Kruchten, of Mount Prospect, IL, is a sales manager at Extreme Reach, a leading advertising technology company. He has strong skills in communications and fundraising, and has been advocating for the ABTA for 19 years in tribute to his best friend, Paul Fabbri, who lost his 10-year battle with GBM in 1998. Kruchten accepted the ABTA’s Joel A. Gingras Jr. Award in 2015 on behalf of the Paul Fabbri Memorial Fund.