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24 Oct, 2014

How to use a Dosette box

Forgetting to take medication, or forgetting that you’ve taken it and taking too much, can have serious consequences. A dosette box can make make all the difference. Why use a dosette box? Medication management has grown increasingly complex over the past years. It’s therefore critical to know how to use a dosette box, also known as …

/ / 21 Aug, 2014

What is the best simple tablet for the elderly?

The most simple tablet for elderly users will probably be the most simple tablet for every user. Good tablet design is intuitive, it’s app design that can make things more complicated. What is the best simple tablet for the elderly? What are the important characteristics when looking for a simple tablet for older people? Easy …

/ 19 Aug, 2014

The Top 6 Reasons Elderly People Don’t Take Medication

By not adhering to an often complex combination of treatments, patients can unwittingly expose themselves to a number of health risks. Compliance, or adherence, to a medication regime can prove to be a problem for your elderly loved one, for a variety of reasons. But when elderly people don’t take medication that has been prescribed to …

12 May, 2014

Automatic Pill Dispensers – What are the options?

There are 3 main options when it comes to pill dispensers: talking pill bottles, automatic or electric pill dispensers, and simple phone or clock reminders.  Why use an electronic pill dispenser? Sometimes remembering to take one tablet daily can be hard, but imagine having to take five or even ten different types of medication, at different times …

6 May, 2014

What is reminiscence therapy?

Reminiscence therapy taps into the long-term memories of those who have dementia, stimulating their deeper recollections. Memory problems often affect older people, particularly those suffering from dementia. In Dementia, short-term memory is affected more than long-term memories of childhood and earlier life, as the disease process of dementia typically affects parts of the brain (hippocampus) that …

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