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caregiving tips and hacks,an illustration of medication pen used to mark the pill bottles

Submitted by: Janet Darvish


There is a simple, but clever way to give loved ones who manage their own meds a hand in keeping their medications straight. You can write AM/Noon/PM with a bold marker on the lid of each medication. That way your loved one can pull out the right meds at the right time.

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