As someone with ADHD, remembering to complete simple tasks like taking my medicine is a daily struggle. It turns out I’m not alone in this: More than 75 percent of all Americans report having trouble taking their medications as directed, and 63 percent of one group cite forgetfulness as the main reason for not taking their medications correctly.
Thanks to Amy Seder Berkley on TikTok, I discovered an organizational tool that might simplify the most important task of my day: taking my daily medications. In a video that has now garnered more than 330,000 views, Seder talks about his latest purchase on Amazon, the Take-n-Slide Medication Tracking & Reminder. After unpacking his mail from Amazon, he demonstrates how mind-bogglingly simple and clever this tracker is, leading me to think, “ANorth Dakota why Hasn’t this been invented yet?“
What makes this tracker so witty is that it sticks right to the side of your pill bottle; no needlessly discarding pill bottles to fill bulky weekly pill organizers. When you’ve taken that medication for the day, simply slide the day indicator to the right. The color under the indicator will change from green to red, showing that you have already taken today’s dose. Once the week is done, slide all seven indicators to the left and start the process all over again.
This handy medication log comes in a pack of five and all are reusable, so if you’re about to run out of your current prescription, you can easily remove the log and attach it to a new bottle. This tracker is also great for pet medications and supplements, meaning you can sleep easy at night knowing Fido has taken the correct amount of his medication for the week.
Amazon reviewers are finding unique ways to use their trackers beyond drugs and supplements. User coyora He says, “I put one in a moisturizer bottle so I can keep track of how many nights a week I manage to meditate.” Another person reports that she uses the tracker to remember to clean her cat’s litter box, while another placed it on the corner of his nightstand to track when he takes all of his nightly meds at once.
While certain symptoms of my ADHD will certainly stand the test of time (to this day, I find myself procrastinating on daily tasks out of habit), tools like this medication tracker take the guesswork out of the most important tasks of my day. Now… where did I put my keys again?
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