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Smart Phone Medication Reminder AppMon, 09/09/2019 - 20:55
My son needs a better way to remember to take his meds. They are effective when he takes them, but it is easy to forget, especially when things get busy. We are looking for a Smart Phone app that would help. We would especially like one that gives reminder notifications to take his med, log when he takes it and notifies someone else if he does not mark his med as taken within a set amount of time. So far it looks like Medisafe and MangoHealth may do this. Anybody have any experience with those or another app that could be a good solution for us?
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2019-09-10 - 10:32
Hiimyorehuckleberry, Thanks so much for posting. It’s very important that your is taking his seizure medications regularly, and as recommended by your doctor. It gives you the best chance to achieve the goals of epilepsy therapy: no seizures and no side effects. However, we understand managing medications isn’t easy. https://www.epilepsy.com/learn/treating-seizures-and-epilepsy/seizure-and-epilepsy-medicines/importance-taking-medication My Seizure Diary: https://www.epilepsy.com/living-epilepsy/epilepsy-foundation-my-seizure-diaryis a great tool for not only tracking seizures, recording his medical history, medications, side effects, moods, behaviors & triggers, which can be shared with his healthcare team. My Seizure Diary also helps you remember what to do - you can have reminders of when to take your medicines, when to refill a prescription, or when you have medical appointments or tests.You can track changes over time, keep records of your medications, and create a Seizure Response Plan or Action Plan: https://www.epilepsy.com/living-epilepsy/toolbox/seizure-forms to share with your family, friends and health care team, which is a helpful tool for those who are close to your son to understand what do if he has a seizure. A seizure alert device is also helping in detecting seizures and notifying someone who can help respond. https://www.epilepsy.com/sites/core/files/atoms/files/DAS100_Seizure_Alert_Devices_09-2018_FINAL2.pdf For additional epilepsy management strategies & tips, visit:https://www.epilepsy.com/learn/managing-your-epilepsy/managing-triggers/medication-adherence It is common for those who are in caretaker role to feel overwhelmed. It’s important to remember that you are not alone, and it is just as important to make sure you’re taking care of yourself as well. https://www.epilepsy.com/sites/core/files/atoms/files/Caregivers%20factsheet.pdf.The Wellness Institute: epilepsy.com/wellness ,provides tools and strategies to better assist your loved one and support you in your important role. For practical & effective strategies to enhance your well-being, learn more here: https://www.epilepsy.com/living-epilepsy/toolbox/wellness-support-toolsAdditionally, our Epilepsy and Seizures 24/7 Helpline: 1-800-332-1000, firstname.lastname@example.org, can assist in connecting you to resources, provide referrals and additional support. epilepsy.com/helpline Or by contacting your local Epilepsy Foundation at: https://www.epilepsy.com/affiliates to find support groups, events, and programs in your community.