Peter S: Forgetting and remembering to take medicines – Strategies that help people remember to take medicines

Listen to patients and health professionals speak about their experience with taking multiple medicines.

Peter S
Age at interview: 60
Number of medicines: 18
Cultural background: Anglo-Australian

Peter S finds his medicines are easy to remember to take and, if he occasionally forgets, he always remembers and is able to take them at a later time.

I don't think there is a worst thing [about taking multiple medicines] … I mean sometimes if I'm busy like before lunch or before dinner I occasionally forget, or I forget but then I remember an hour or so later and I take them anyway, or the dinner ones I take before I go to bed. They're not that vital, but no … nothing really I don't like. I mean because of the Webster-pak I don't have to fiddle around, just pop them out, bingo, take them, over and done with. They're no drama, no getting confused which one's which, is that oblong, is that oval or whatever. I don't have to think about any of that.

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The Living with multiple medicines project was developed in collaboration with Healthtalk Australia.