Life is full of things to remember. You have to remember an important deadline for work, you have to remember to start the laundry, and you have to remember to stop by the grocery store on the way home.
Adding prescription medication to your list of things to remember can strain your brain, but it’s not just important pills that are prescribed by your doctor that you have to remember.
From taking a multivitamin to feeding your pet, there’s a lot more you and your family have to remember on a daily basis than the pills that are prescribed by a doctor.
How can you hope to remember it all!
Let’s start by creating a list of all the meds and other things you might be forgetting to take. Once you have that list, you can decide which tips will help you remember.
Medication and Other Things That Are Easy to Forget to Take
It can be difficult to remember to take medication from a doctor, especially if you or your child is taking a temporary medication, like antibiotics.
But, there are other things you and members of your family have to remember. They include:
- Pet food and meds
- Facial serums
- Creams from dermatologists
- Aspirin regimen
Make a list of all the items you and your family have to remember on a daily basis. Once you have that list in-hand, you can use our tips below. They will help everyone in your household remember to swallow pills and slather on important creams each and every day.
Tips For Remembering to Take All Your Pills and Creams
There are some great tips out there on ways to remember to take meds and other things. That means you can pick the ones that work for you and your family!
Release responsibility to those who can handle it. Teens in your house who take medication, multivitamins, or have skincare routines can learn to be responsible for remembering to do it on their own. If you have young children, talk to your partner about divvying up the responsibilities so you aren’t responsible for remembering it all.
Set and alarm for meds and creams you have to remember yourself. Set alarms on your phone for the week, the month, or even the year so that it alerts you every time you need to take a supplement or use a face mask.
Use Tooktake labels. These little labels are designed to be compact so they can fit on pill bottles, cream bottles, and more. You can find hourly, daily, and even monthly labels, so you can find one that will work for you.
Get other family members in on the action by having them use Tooktake labels too. Even young children can help you pull off the labels when it’s time! Plus, when everyone’s bottle has a Tooktake label on it, you can quickly see at a glance if other family members are remembering to use what’s in the bottle—or if they have forgotten—all without having to ask.