Danger in switching to pill organisers

Have you ever had one of those days when you get home from work and can’t remember anything about the drive back? I certainly have. [grow_thumb image=”https://telecareaware.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Pill-box-file8421285496858.jpg” thumb_width=”150″ /]Your mind is so engrossed on that knotty problem or you’re busy with a conference call.  Being on auto-pilot, we call it.

Now, we all probably know one or more people who take regular medication and use a pill organiser to help remember whether they took their medicines. When one is taking regular medication it becomes so second nature that one is sometimes on auto-pilot and without some means of checking like using a pill organiser it is so easy to lose track of whether one had the tablets at lunchtime.

Yesterday a report was published in the British newspaper, The Telegraph, about research carried out on the impact of using pill organisers and the results were rather surprising. When people who had not previously used pill organisers were switched to use organisers researchers observed that patients using the organisers were having more medical problems than a control group. Problems such as falls and hypoglycaemic episodes. What was going on? (more…)