Parkinsons Medication Adherence & Compliance

Medication Adherence & Compliance for patients with Parkinsons disease.

Parkinson's Disease (PD) Patients:

Not taking medicines on schedule can have grave consequences including avoidable continued illness and death.

The e-pill Multi-Alarm TimeCap has been shown to significantly improve clinical outcomes by improving compliance.

Consider the value of the e-pill Multi-Alarm TimeCap in helping you, or your Parkinson's patients or your parents to take medications as prescribed.

Sample ALARM Message


Improve your health by taking your Parkinson Medications (oral medications and other dosage forms of your medicine) on time and in the correct dosage.

Here is a letter from one of our many Parkinsons customers

e-pill Medication Reminders

Subject: 12 Alarm Watch
Parkinsons TIPS & IDEAS


As I mentioned yesterday, I have recently purchased your 12 Alarm Watch. It's the greatest purchase I have ever made! I will explain how it has changed my life below. In the meantime I want you to know I would recommend this watch to anyone, I would give testimony to any and all people, I would go to any length to assist you in getting this watch sold and distributed. I am trying to say this in as strong a language as possible: so you will understand how strongly I feel about your product and understand what lengths I would go to assist you in your sale and distribution of this watch.

I am a person with Parkinson's Disease


I would like you to know that this watch has made my life so much easier. It has enabled me to insure I get the right medicine at the correct time and interval. I currently take Parkinsons medicine in 1 hour and 50 minute intervals. Without this alarm watch it is a nightmare to insure I take my medicine on time. I now know that I was late in taking my medicine and I think I was, on occasion, missing my medicine all together.

I used to suffer 'OFF' times, on average every day or two. [After I got the watch] it [has] happened [only] once this month because I forgot to take my medicine with me, when I left the house. 'OFF' time can be very painful and uncomfortable.

Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to assist you.

I almost forgot – setting up the alarms
and using your watch is a breeze and no one should be afraid of it.


R.Y. NY


Good Medication Adherence is one of the key components for a better life as a PWP (Person With Parkinson's). Our electronic pill reminders / medication reminders (www.MEDclock.com) can help improve patient medication adherence: Medication Compliance Statistics

  • by hospital/clinics treating Parkinson's patients.
  • by Parkinson's patients.

    Compliance / Adherence means taking the correct amount of the prescribed medicine at the proper time. Remembering to take your medicine is the key to compliance. Medicine will be effective only when taken as prescribed by your physician.

    Drugs don't work in patients who don't take them C. Everett Koop, MD

    The Real Drug Problem: Forgetting to Take ThemWSJ - Amy Dockser Marcus article

    Good patient compliance and adherence means taking the right drugs, on time and in the proper doses. Distant Caregiving | Links | Professional info | e-pill Medication Reminder catalog | Help to select the right Medication Reminder


    Patient Compliance / Medication Adherence / Parkinson's / PD

    Medication non-compliance (non-adherence), the failure to take drugs on time in the dosages prescribed, is as dangerous and costly as many illnesses.

    Studies have shown than non-compliance causes 125,000 deaths annually in the US (2), leads to 10 to 25 percent of hospital and nursing home admissions, and is becoming an international epidemic. It is, in the words of The New York Times (1) the world’s "other drug problem".

    Negative Economic Effects of Non-Compliance

    · 23% of nursing home admissions due to noncompliance(3). Cost $31.3 billion / 380,000 patients.

    · 10% of hospital admissions due to noncompliance (4,5). Cost $15.2 billion / 3.5 million patients.

    Prescriptions

    · 50% of all prescriptions filled are taken incorrectly. (7)

    · 1/3 of patients take all their medicine, 1/3 take some, 1/3 don't take any at all (Rx prescription never filled) (6).

    Care Giving

    · 25,000,000 nonprofessional caregivers in the US (8).

    · 80% of nonprofessional caregivers are women (8).

    · 80%-90% of people requiring care in the US receive it from family members or friends (9).

    Merck Manual on ways to Improve Patient Compliance (Medication Reminders & Pillboxes)

    World Health Organization. Adherence to Long-Term Therapies Adherence Report)

    References
    1. The New York Times June 2, 1998 2. Smith, D., Compliance Packaging: A Patient Education Tool, American Pharmacy, Vol. NS29, No 2 February 1989 3. Standberg, L.R., Drugs as a Reason for Nursing Home Admissions, American Health care Association Journal, 10,20 (1984). 4. Schering Report IX The Forgetful Patient: The High Cost of Improper Patient Compliance. 5. Oregon Department of Human Resources, A study of Long-Term Care in Oregon with Emphasis on the Elderly March 1981. 6. Hayes, R.B.NCPIE Prescription Month, October 1989 7. U.S. Chamber of Commerce. 8. Rosalynn Carter Institute of Georgia Southwestern College. 9. Parade Magazine, 1/29/95.




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