My Mom has Alzheimers and I started out with your usual pill container with the Letters on the top S-M-T-W-T-F-S. Well, I could never have pills in two "S" containers or two "T" containers which left me filling the pill containers on Sunday and again on Thursday so she didn't double dose. I would call her in the morning and my brother called her in the evening to remind her to take her pills.
Recently I filled Sunday through Wednesday as per usual and my Brother me called Monday evening to say, "there are no pills". Mom says, "you forgot to fill the pill container". This wasn't good so now I was left with driving to her house two times per day and giving her the pills. In between I was searching, trying to figure out what I was going to do.
I was thrilled when I found the Automatic Pill Dispenser. It works so slick! It is so easy to program. I program my moms pills for two times per day. Once this was done I didn't have to worry with the timer again except to change the time. I fill the pill container once every two weeks, lock it and forget it. The pill slots hold a good number of pills. Mom has 7 prescription pills besides calcium and D and they fit well, if I place them in just right. My Mom doesn't do well with alarms but there is a ratchet sound that the machine makes when it moves and she hears this and goes and takes her pills. My brother and I still call her twice a day to make sure she has taken her pills. My mother is frail but this machine isn't too heavy for her to tip to get her pills.
The Automatic Pill Dispenser is sturdy so she isn't able to break it open and it is so nice to not have to worry about overdose anymore. Now Mom and I can do something beside talk about pills as there is an extra pill case to place pills in ahead so that all you have to do is trade it out. Alzheimers success stories Learn more
e-pill Medication Reminders is Boston based medical device company. Since 1999 e-pill timers, alarm watches, pill boxes with alarms and pill dispensers have helped patients around the world remember to take medications on time (improve medication adherence / patient compliance).