Medication and Sight Loss

this image shows three boxes of warfarin. Brown 1mg, Blue 3 mg and Pink 5mgMedication and sight loss don’t make good partners. With the introduction of blister pack medicine managers this is helped but these are still liable to errors. I have a client with sight loss and even she has noticed her medication has been wrong on 3 occasions this year !

If someone elderly you care for takes Warfarin how can you make things easier for them when the tablets are the same size and you can’t tell  the different colours ? The problem is when you need to take one of the BLUE and three of the BROWN !! If they don’t use a large print tablet dispenserthis is an idea to try.

A simple solution…… Write on them in large print in indelible pen


Award-winning blogger and former care columnist for Devon Life magazine. I am passionate about helping elderly people and people with dementia live purposeful and independent lives.
Designer of the Dementia Assistance Card and Points Of Light award recipient, Caron hopes to help carers when resources are limited and demand is ever-increasing. I am here to support you.

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