Keep aging parents on schedule with the Med-e-lert Automatic Pill Dispenser

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As memory wanes with age, it isn’t unreasonable to say that even someone who is very careful could end up forgetting to take their medication or accidentally take them twice. Many of our aging parents require an arsenal of pills daily for common elderly afflictions such as diabetes, blood pressure, Alzheimer’s, depression, and cholesterol. Children […]

Automatic Pill Dispenser & Reminder System

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Is the E-Pill Automatic Pill Dispenser the answer? Tracking down dozens of pill bottles multiple times a day would be a painstaking task for even the most patient among us.  But when it comes to elderly parents suffering from memory loss and living miles away, dosing out medications can be a daily discomfort for everyone involved. […]

Mom’s got the MED-Q Pillbox: Now I can Finally Rest Easy!

The Med-Q holds pills and has sophisticated reminders.

It just so happens that my mother was born on Mother’s Day in 1932 so getting gifts for her can be challenging. She’s a rather traditional women as you might imagine and helplessly set in her ways. So set in her ways, in fact, that until I bought her the MED-Q Pillbox to replace her […]

3 Natural Anxiety Treatments for Elderly


The elderly population is notorious for physical ailments and internal sickness, but few people recognize the psychological anxiety and trauma that also troubles aging parents. According to the Geriatric Mental Health Foundation, up to 20% of the elderly population suffers from generalized anxiety even though it is never diagnosed. This anxiety in the elderly manifests […]

Don’t want to end up like your parents? Here’s a tip.

Today’s New York Times featured an article on the effects of exercise on “successful aging.” In short, people who exercise regularly age better. The live long, suffer from fewer debilitating diseases, and are less prone to depression. Read it here: Here’s the quote that really got my attention: In the eight years between the […]

When it’s time for your aging parent to leave the hospital, make sure you bring this one simple item with you

If you have an elderly parent who is getting out of the hospital after surgery, an emergency, or an injury, be prepared for the flood of confusing information you’ll be getting. Often there are detailed discharge instructions for changing bandages, caring for a wound, or taking medications at the proper time. Doctors talk fast. Nurses […]

Footwarmer for the bed improves circulation


Suffer from cold feet? I recently got an email from a website visitor who said, “Dad had complained that he was bothered by cold feet at night. One of them was causing him pain as a result of being cold. I thought the likely cause was poor circulation consequent to his age. So I looked […]

Seven ways to make the bathroom safer for seniors


Who really wants to worry about bathroom safety? The problem is, the bathroom is pretty much the most dangerous room in the house. According to data from the National Safety Council, bathroom accidents make up about 70% of all home accidents. That’s a lot of accidents. Why? Combine water with the slick surfaces of bath […]