Care recipient (cr) remembers to take daytime medications but frequently forgets or skips evening medications

Try: #buy a pill box with seven compartments at any drug store write evening medications on it in a visible spot using the permanent marker #some pillboxes come with alarms that can be set to go off at specific times consider using this type of pillbox if the cr’s hearing is good and confusion is low otherwise set an alarm clock to go off in the evening in the area where the cr is likely to be keep the pillbox and a source of water nearby #skip an alarm if you can link evening medications to a nightly task the cr is already in the habit of doing such as brushing teeth removing dentures making a last trip into the bathroom before heading to bed or turning off a bedside lamp before closing eyes make sure the pillbox and a cup of water with crackers if necessary are within view and reach of the cr while the other task is performed

Materials: Pill box with 7 compartments one for each day of the week permanent marker small alarm clock if needed

Categories: Medical Physical, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance, Cognitive Awareness, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware, Long-Term Memory, So-So L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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