Tablet dispensers can be convenient for any individual who takes regular medication, and alarms and reminders are helpful features when trying to choose pill dispensers for the elderly.
Double-Dosing in people with Alzheimer's / dementia
People with Alzheimer's & dementia will usually have medicine to help them with their symptoms, if the person is elderly they may also have other medicine prescribed to them.
This can lead to a situation where a forgetful individual is responsible for taking multiple doses of important medication, which can lead to problems such as:
- Double dosing; a potentially dangerous situation where more medication is taken than required
- Forgetting to take doses at all; which can lead to an increase in medical problems & symptoms