Medication Management and Adherence:  Explorer Discussions

The Impact Theme series: Discussions with Older Adults.

Medication Management & Adherence is an ongoing theme in our Longevity Explorer discussions.

We are exploring the existing solutions, and what our explorers see as the problems with those solutions. We are also exploring in depth how our older adult explorers manage their own medications, and a number of very different approaches have emerged.

We hope innovators will find our insights helpful as they design new products and services.


Listen to the audio recordings

Pill Holders @ SF

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



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).



Managing Medications, Pleasanton

How do you manage your medications? Members describe the various ways they keep track of their medications.



How we Manage Medication While Traveling

Explorer Rosalie expresses concern that people using daily pill organizer boxes may become confused when traveling to other time zones, and wonders what one should do about this issue? The group has thoughts and some answers.



Shelf liner for gripping: more use cases

These explorers report on yet more uses for grippy shelf liner, as a way to compensate for poor grip in one's hands, as a result of arthritis and related conditions.



Aging in Place MeetUp: Medication Management

The Aging in Place Technologies Meetup discussed medication management in June. In gory detail. The discussion audio is included.



Medication Organizer Gadget Show & Tell @ EVC

Longevity Explorers at Eskaton Village Carmichael explore and discuss a variety of products designed to organize and store various types of pills.



Talking Alarm Clock Explored

Explorer Bob reports on his talking alarm clock which he uses for medication reminders.



Pill Management Gadgets @ SRC

The Saratoga Longevity Explorers examine a variety of gadgets available in the marketplace to help manage ones medications.



Show and Tell: Pill Containers Evaluated, Discussed

Commonwealth Explorers explore pill organizers and discuss medication management techniques.



About the Impact Theme Series

Our Longevity Explorers (hundreds of older adults with ages ranging from 60-95 years old) meet regularly to discuss topics at the intersection of aging and technology.

Among the many topics we discuss in these meetings, we have been exploring some specific themes which we think are going to be very important for older adults in the future, and which in our opinion are ripe for innovation. These make up our Impact Themes, and Medication Management and Adherence is one of these themes.

In these discussions:

  • We share how we do things today;
  • We explore and critique existing products;
  • We talk about challenges we have that we wish products could solve; and
  • We dream up product concepts we wish someone like you would develop.

If you are developing products or services for older adults in the category of Medication Management and Adherence, listen to the Longevity Explorer discussions on this page to get insights about how to develop better products and services for older adults.

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