Medication (p1):

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Analysis & Exploration: Medication

Medication Management Systems: Which?

"Good" medication management is widely believed to be desirable, by older adults as well as by clinicians. This article is about what factors make medication management systems useful for a given person, and outlines a series of circumstances for which specific features of these products can be helpful. Think of this as a "how to get started" guide to the topic of medication management systems.



From MD to Alexa Skills Developer: My Journey

Retired physician, Dr Bob Kolock, shares his new "hobby": Alexa Skills Developer. He describes how he came to be interested in Alexa, and describes some of the 13 skills he has developed. Many of these skills are useful for older adults, and Dr. Kolock's perspective from "both sides of the stethoscope" makes them especially intriguing.



Explorer Discussions: Medication

Pill Holders @ SF

SF Longevity Explorers discuss the pros and cons of a variety of pill holders. .........Read more

A Guided Exploration of Pill Management Methods

SF Village explorers join in a guided exploration of five key questions about how they organize and manage their pills (prescriptions and dietary suppliments). .........Read more

Suit Yourself: Different Pill Boxes Meet Different Needs

Saratoga Retirement Community Explorers discuss the pros and cons of a variety of pill storage and dispensing devices. .........Read more

Medicine Containers Challenge Older Hands

Explorer Diana tells the group about the difficulty she has opening a bottle of commercial pain relief pills. .........Read more

How Judy Packs Her Pills for Travel

Explorer Judy tells the group about how she manages her pills, especially for travel. .........Read more

Wearable Technology V. Experimental Smart Watch Applications

Wearable Technolgy V. In the final portion of his presentation on wearable technology, Prof. Mandokiya described some experimental uses of smart shoes and smart watches to help physicans who are prescribing an incremental walking program after vascular surgery for patients with peripheral artery... .........Read more


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Useful Products & Resources: Medication (shared by our Explorers)

Pria: Home Care Companion

Pillo Robot

Pria is a voice activated robot intended to manage medications as well as provide health and wellness information via the Internet and an app.


Memo Box Smart Pillbox

Memo Box Deluxe

Memo Box Deluxe by Tinylogics is a modular smart pill dispenser system that is designed to work with Wi-Fi and an optional smartphone app.


Worst Pills, Best Pills


Worst Pills, Best Pills is a reference website with commentary on drug interactions or potentially harmful drugs which may be pending removal from the market.


Dr Poket Medication Reminder App


The Dr Poket Android app is intended, among other things, to be a reminder to the user to take the right medications at the right time, and to notify designated persons if they are not taken.


PASS Packs


PASS Packs by Parata Technology is a prepackaging system for pharmacies designed to assist patients with medication adherence. Doses are prepackaged and marked by time of day.


Pill Monitor

Pill Monitor iOS App

Pill Monitor is an iOS app designed by Maxwell Software to remind the user to take the entered pills on time.




CompuMed is a countertop device to store and dispense medications at pre programmed times, with alerts.


eNNOVEA Pill Planner


The eNNOVIA 14-Day Pill Planner is designed to improve medication adherence through organization of daily doses in a countertop dispenser.


GMS Automated Pill Dispenser


GMS makes this automated pill dispenser with multiple features designed to support medication regimen adherence.



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