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Consider medicine reminders
There are a number of products that can be used to help your family member remember to take their medicines. These are helpful especially if there is no-one available to check on your family member through the day.
- Electronic Medicine Reminder Pill Boxes can be set up to give a reminder alarm when it is time to take each medicine.
- The ‘Cadex Medicine Reminder Watch’ has the date and time in large type on the watch face. It will give a reminder alarm and the name of the medicine will show on the watch face when the medicine needs to be taken.
- The ‘Blue Phone’ is a phone that can be set up to remind your family member to take their medicines.
- The ‘Careousel Automated Medicine Dispenser’ has a flashing light or alarm when medicine is due. The medicines are released from the Careousel by moving the inside section around to the opening and turning the unit upside down over their hand or into a bowl.
Talk with your family member to see which medicine reminder they would be happy to use. For more information contact your local pharmacist or the Independent Living Centre (ILC) in your state (see section 5).
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