People with Alzheimer’s disease may take medicines to treat the disease, mood or behavior changes, or other medical conditions. They may need help keeping track of their medicines and taking them at the right time. As a caregiver, you can take steps to ensure medicines are taken safely and correctly. Consider these tips:
- Keep all medications locked up.
- Verify the patient’s name is listed on the prescription.
- Check the drug name, dose, and dosage frequency.
- Review the expiration date and safely dispose of expired or unneeded medications.
Learn more about managing medicines for a person with Alzheimer’s.