Managing Medication for People Living with Parkinson’s Disease

Helping over 20,000 People Manage their Parkinson's Medication

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About TabTime 

TabTime is a leading medication management product supplier selling a range of pill boxes, medicine dispensers and timers directly to customers, NHS trusts and adult social care providers. 

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TabTime offers several products that are specifically designed to help people living with Parkinson’s including the TabTime Super 8 timed pill dispenser that has up to eight daily alarms complete with a flashing red LED light and an easy-open magnetic catch for those with weak or shaky hands. 

TabTime also provides medication alarm products including the TabTime Timer and the TabTime Vibrating Alarm Watch for those that do not require a Parkinson’s pill box but need help with remembering to take their medication. 

In order to lend an extra helping hand TabTime offers easily accessible VAT relief for those living with Parkinson’s or other chronic illnesses or disability on selected products. 

Our Insights 

There are an estimated 145,000 people in the UK that are living with Parkinson’s and by 2025, this number is set to rise by almost a fifth to 168,582. Even more shockingly, by 2065, this figure is set to double. 

Most people start to develop Parkinson’s symptoms after the age of 65, but there are thousands of younger sufferers who are also affected by this devastating disease. 

Sadly, there is no cure for this neurological condition that affects all aspects of daily life including talking, moving, writing and swallowing. However, for people with Parkinson’s, medication can help to manage their symptoms, but only if it is taken correctly.

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The average person living with Parkinson’s will find themselves having to take nine doses of medication a day, with some having to take a lot more than this due to other health concerns. This complicated Parkinson’s medication routine can become too difficult to manage for some sufferers and their families and missed medication can become a regular occurrence. 

Unfortunately, for a person living with Parkinson’s, even one delayed dose can have a seriously detrimental effect on their symptoms and their overall quality of life. Therefore, it is vital that people living with Parkinson’s are able to maintain a medication regimen that works for them and allows them to manage their condition effectively and with confidence.

Our Aims

  • Effective long-term medication adherence relating to Parkinson’s pill taking
  • To provide independence for those living with Parkinson’s
  • To improve quality of life for those living with Parkinson’s.
  • To improve quality of life for the relatives of those living with Parkinson’s
  • To provide peace of mind for family members supporting those living with Parkinson’s.
  • To reduce the professional care needs of those living with Parkinson’s. 
  • To provide outstanding customer service to all our customers.  

Our Results 

Case Study One:

David’s father is 92 and has been living with Parkinson’s for over 10 years. He started using the TabTime Timer medication alarm two years ago after it was recommended by his neurologist. 
“My father suffers with total sleep disruption as a side effect of his medication and as a result, sleeps for long periods of time during the day. Although he knew he needed to take his medication, he would often miss a dose and then take extra to catch up.”
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 Unfortunately, when David’s father missed even just one dose of his prescribed medication, his Parkinson’s symptoms would immediately start to flare up, and he would struggle to feed himself or even move at all. 

However, since he started using the TabTime Timer, which provides up to 8 daily alarms, David’s father and his live-in carer have seen a dramatic improvement in his symptoms.

“Although my father still drifts off throughout the day, the TabTime Timer is able to alert both himself and his carer every three hours so that he now never misses a single dose. I couldn’t be happier with this product and would recommend it to anyone needing help with Parkinson’s pill taking or for those who struggle to remember to take their medication.”

Case Study Two:

Sean’s wife has been living with Parkinson’s for most of her adult life, but only discovered the TabTime Super 8 timed pill dispenser two and a half years ago. 

“We came across this medicine dispenser in a Parkinson’s UK catalogue and instantly thought that it would be useful for both myself and my wife who has to take 11 tablets a day to manage her symptoms.”

Like many other people who have to give their loved ones medication multiple times a day, Sean, aged 72, often found himself struggling to remember to give his wife her tablets.

“It is a huge responsibility being a carer and you don’t get any training for the job. I try to do my best but would feel so guilty if I forgot to give my wife her medication as she would experience very rapid deterioration in terms of rigidity.”

However, since using the TabTime Super 8 Parkinson’s pill box, which boasts both a visual and sound alarm, Sean has been able to stick to his wife’s medication regime with ease.

“It’s portable, has the right number of compartments and is so easy to use that even my six year old grandson can set it up for my wife. I have recommended it to friends, and I would go as far as to say that I think this timed pill dispenser should be given out to everyone living with Parkinson’s alongside their prescribed medication.”

“Buying this product really is the best thing we ever did.”

Case Study Three: 

Diagnosed in 2000, Jennifer’s husband did not need to take any medication for the first five years and when he did, he relied on a little box for pills rather than a specifically designed Parkinson’s pill box

“This did work well for us for a while but since we started using the TabTime Super 8 medicine dispenser 10 years ago, we have found it much easier to stick to his medication routine. My husband has to take 26 tablets a day and understandably this can be a challenge to get

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right.”

Jennifer and her husband found the TabTime Super 8 through a chance search on Google but have since been recommended this product by the chairman of their local Parkinson’s UK branch. 

“We attend regular Parkinson’s meetings in our area and have discovered so many other people living with Parkinson’s who use and love this product. For us, it is simple to use and lives in my husband’s trouser pocket, so his medication is always on hand when he needs it.”

Another advantage of the TabTime Super 8 timed pill dispenser for Jennifer is the fact that it is easily adaptable. 

“I am very pleased with how I have been able to customise it. I have stuck a label on the underside with my husband’s details and our contact number, our GP information and a note saying that my husband takes blood thinners. We currently use six out of the eight compartments available and I have added a label for the time of day and name of the pills.”

“I would definitely recommend this product. In fact, I already have.”

Case Study Four:

Alison was officially diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2018, although, due to her medical background, she had already self-diagnosed five years earlier. To manage her condition, she has to take between 2-3 tablets every 2 hours throughout the day and has recently been told she needs to also take a dose at 2am. 

“Several of my medications look the same and, as I have to take my medication so frequently, I struggled to have time to sort out the right ones in time for my next dose.”

Like most people living with Parkinson’s, Alison experienced a significant deterioration in her condition when she missed her medication, so she started to look for a solution to her problem. 

“My husband and I saw an advert for the TabTime Vibrating Alarm Watch in Parkinson’s magazine and instantly thought that this product would be able to help me remember to take my medication on time.”

“The most attractive feature for us was that the watch provides 10 silent alarms, offering a discreet reminder rather than an obtrusive one.”

Alison’s husband, aged 94, set up the watch for her initially and now she finds it easy to use and very comfortable to wear.

“I have no problem using the watch now and it has proved invaluable in helping me manage my tablets and stick to my medication regime.”

Case Study Five:

Susan’s husband was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2013 and has been using the TabTime Super 8 for the past five years. He previously used a standard pillbox but they both frequently forgot his medication. 

“My husband suffered quite badly when he missed one of the 12 different medications he is supposed to take daily, so our son decided to try and find us a more suitable medicine dispenser. The TabTime Super 8 is ideal for us as it has 8 components available in a 24 hour period, and we can program the specific times that we need.”

Susan has had two TabTime Super 8 timed pill dispensers since they started using the product in 2015 and was very happy with the customer service she received from TabTime. 

“The first dispenser that we bought experienced a fault and although it was out of warranty, TabTime could not have been more sympathetic and helpful, sending out a free of charge replacement quickly and without any hassle.”

“The TabTime Super 8 has been an absolute godsend to us and I have recommended it to others in a similar situation to ourselves.”

To purchase our Parkinson’s pill box or medication alarm for people living with Parkinson’s, please click here. If you or your loved one suffers with Parkinson’s disease or another chronic disability that affects your physical or mental impairment, you can enjoy the TabTime Super 8 Vat Free

Alternatively, if you have a question about any of our products that help people living with Parkinson’s, please get in touch with us via our Contact Us page.   

Sadly, we do not have a cure for Parkinson’s, but we can help you or your loved one manage their condition resulting in a better quality of life whatever the future holds. 

If you or your loved one needs help or advice with living with Parkinson’s, Parkinson’s UK provides a number of different support services across the UK including a free and confidential helpline that is available 6 days a week.