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  • Carers can help the person they care for go to all their appointments, follow their treatment and take their medication correctly. Keep up-to-date of the person’s appointments by using a single notebook or diary to record all the dates and times. Using the calendar in your phone is another good option.
  • It might be your job to make sure the person sticks to their treatment plan. Understanding the treatment plan and telling the person’s doctor about any problems is important.
  • Medicines can be dangerous if it is not taken correctly. Find out what each medicine is for and how it should be taken. Ask the doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure about anything.
  • Make sure the person’s doctor has a full list of the medicines and treatments the person is having, including any complementary medicines.

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Reviewed on: 19-10-2015