Don: Forgetting and remembering to take medicines – What people do when they forget to take a medicine

Listen to patients and health professionals speak about their experience with taking multiple medicines.

Age at interview: 70
Number of medicines: 5
Cultural background: Anglo-Australian

Don describes how he talked to his doctor about what to do if he forgets to take his medicine.

Well, I've got quite a wide window of opportunity for taking them in the evening if I don't take them with my meal. I might take them 10 o'clock and I'm still sitting up and I'll just get up and take them. But if I've forgotten them, I don't replace them. I just wait until I come to the cycle of the next morning. That's what my GP said. Just swing into the normal routine, so that's what I do.

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The Living with multiple medicines project was developed in collaboration with Healthtalk Australia.