FCS8600 1. La versin en espaol de este documento es Vida Saludable: Consejos Para Recordar Sus Medicinas (FCS8600span). This document, FCS8600, is one in a series of the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, Florida Cooperative Extens ion Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Publication date: March 2004. Re vised: May 2008. Please visit the EDIS Web site at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu 2. Linda B. Bobroff, PhD, RD, LD/N, professor, Department of Fa mily, Youth, and Community Sciences, Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Univers ity of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employ er authorized to provide resea rch, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function without regard to race, color, sex, age, handicap or national origin. For information on obtaining other extension publications, contact your county Cooperative Extension Service office. Florida Cooperative Extension Service/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences/University of Florida/Larry Arrington, Dean. Healthy Living: Tips for Remembering Your Medication1 Linda B. Bobroff2 Medications can help control a number of diseas es and conditions. But th ey only work when we remember to take them! Select tips from the ones listed below to help you remember to take your medication. Refrigerator note: Put a picture of yourself or a loved one on your refrigerator with a note reminding you to take your medication. Keep them on your night table: If you need to take your medication in the morning, this could be a good reminder. Keep them next to your toothbrush: Take your medication before or after brushing your teeth. Use sticky notes: Put reminder notes to take your medication in places where you will see them. Buddy System: Arrange with a friend to call each other every day with a reminder to take your medication! Voice mail service: If you have a service, record a reminder for yourself, and have the service call you every day. Use a weekly pill box: These are available at pharmacies, and many supermarkets. Have a grandchild call: Ask a grandchild, or another relative, to call every day and remind you to take your medication. Computer start-up reminder: Have a take your medicine reminder appear every time you turn on your computer. Take Your Medicine!!!