Memorising the names of medicines

different coloured medicationsMemorising the names of prescribed medications may ensure they are taken correctly.

A recent study in America has found that memorising the names medicines that have been prescribed may encourage you to take them and may even prevent a hospital admission.

The study of people over 50 showed that those who simply relied on the colour, shape and size rather than the names were less likely to stick to the correct regime  than those who were memorising the names of medicines and as a result, be more at risk of being hospitalised.

If someone you care for is struggling to manage their medication, most chemists are now offering a Medication Manager scheme where the tablets are pre-packed into small compartments and labelled with the day and time of day.

 

 

 

Caron

Award-winning blogger and care columnist for Devon Life magazine, Caron also campaigns for recognition of the needs elderly people and their carers. Designer and creator of the award-winning Dementia Assistance Cards which are free to all, and helping thousands of people globally Caron is passionate and committed to making a difference

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