Did I Take That Pill?

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By Lois Whitman-Hess – The DigiDame

I take 11 different pills and supplements every night before I go to sleep. All of my pills are stored in one big plastic bag, ready to travel at a moment’s notice.

My usual routine is to take one pill out of each vial until all the meds have been taken. That is my usual routine. Every once in a while,  I stare at one of the vials and think, “Did I already take you?”

I swear, I sometimes don’t remember, even though I took the pill seconds ago. I usually can figure it out if I think about it long enough, but it’s disconcerting.

Yesterday, I found a cure all. Innovation insider, Steve Greenberg, showed the TimerCap on the Today Show as part of his product showcase. I never heard of it before. Yes, Steve is a friend, but I usually see all the gadgets he knows about when I see him on a TV show. The minute I saw the TimerCap, I knew it was for me.

The TimerCap is a vial cap with a built-in LCD timer. The cap has been sized to fit most pharmacy vials. The timer helps people remember when they last took their medication

They sell for about $9.99.  You can buy them at most pharmacies that fit their bottles (i.e, CVS, Rite Aid) and Amazon sells them for all prescriptions.

That is a small price to pay for a great safeguard. The older we get, the more we need items like this.

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While her friends are downsizing and playing golf or spending more time with their grandkids, Lois Whitman-Hess is trying to become knowlegable about Instagram, Highlight and Pinterest.  Lois Whitman-Hess has been in the tech business for 45 years. Yes that long.  She started as a consumer electronics journalist at the age of 18. She and her husband own and operate HWH PR, one of the best known and longest running PR agencies in the tech business. She started her blog, DigiDame, because she feels it is important for the 55 plus crowd to be aware of an ever changing digital world. What is new one day in the world of the Internet is old the next.  The real challenge is just not understanding what these technologies do, but how to use them. Follow her blog.


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