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Smart pill boxes - Any experiences?

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My husband often forgets his medication, so I generally prompt him to take it. It's worked fine whist all his meds have been evening ones, but now they've been changed so the main ones are morning ones. This is a problem as he works shifts and I've often left for work by the time he wakes up. I've tried leaving his tablets with his car keys so he sees them, but that's not working. I mentioned a dossete/pill box and he likes the idea. I'm thinking one with an alarm or reminder is probably best, however the time he takes his morning meds depends on his shifts so an alarm that goes off at the same time every day wouldn't really work. I've seen some fancy ones which send reminders to your phone which sound good, but they are expensive. Anyone got any experiences with this type of thing before we fork out for One?
 
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hi
i have mine delivered every week ,all set out for me ,morning afternoon and evening times
could he not take them every time he eats his meals? maybe that would help him remember
sorry to be useless x
 
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Thanks Lu, you are not being useless at all, he often needs reminding to eat too, so not sure it would work, but it's a good idea. We went through a spell where he would have a spare box in his car so if he remembered part way through the day he could take them, but he's stopped doing that now.
 
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Thanks Lu, you are not being useless at all, he often needs reminding to eat too, so not sure it would work, but it's a good idea. We went through a spell where he would have a spare box in his car so if he remembered part way through the day he could take them, but he's stopped doing that now.
well then i would say if you can afford it ,it is worth spending the money on a good one x
 
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Thanks Lu,

The prices seem to vary from £3.99 to £40 so it's affordable, just a big difference. I do like the sound of the one that sends reminders to your phone, it can also be set up to let me know if he's forgotten to take them, though so long as it's reminding him that shouldn't be an issue.
 
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Not yet going to discuss it with him later. Mentioned it this morning but didn't get an answer. I'm leaning towards the fancy one though.
 
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