“Of all the drugs prescribed for me, which one is most important for me to take correctly?”
If you, or a person you care for, are struggling to manage a complicated drug regime, you may unknowingly be... .........Read more
This is the home page for our research into medication management tools, including pill reminder apps, other types of pill reminders and pill organizers, complex medication management systems, and related topics such as maintaining a correct medication list.
We have initiated this project, because imperfect medication adherence is one of the leading causes of premature institutionalization of older adults. And thus for older adults who want to live in their own homes as long as possible, taking medications correctly is a very important topic.
There are a variety of tools for this purpose, and in this research topic we explore a number of them, seeking to understand which tools work best for specific types of people and specific life circumstances.
In addition, our Longevity Explorers have had a number of discussions of the whole topic of managing medication, and as a result we have developed some intriguing insights into how older adults manage their medications today, what they think their challenges are in this context, and what they do and do not see as "problems to be fixed".
Our analyst team and the Longevity Explorers are researching topics like:
Below you will find the research and exploration we have done so far.