Coronavirus update on delivery information.
Standard Delivery UK up to £10 is £2.95
Standard Delivery UK over £10 is £4.95
Express Delivery is £9.95
Orders placed by 1.00pm will be despatched for the next working day. However our delivery couriers are unable to guarantee next day delivery at present so please allow two days for express delivery. All express deliveries will be delivered between the hours of 08.00 and 20.00.If you require a more urgent delivery service please call the team on 0300 124 0900 (local rate). Additional charges will apply.
This twenty eight compartment lockable pill dispenser can be pre-programmed to dispense medication on appropriate days and times. Loaded with the correct medication by a carer, family member or pharmacist. When it is time to take the medication, the carousel turns allowing the medication to be released. A melody and your pre-recorded message will play until the device is tipped.
For your own safety we strongly recommend that you read all the instructions carefully before using the dispenser.
Melody alarm and pre-recorded message
We advise you speak to a healthcare professional before buying medication management products and consider the following:
Recognition: a person with dementia will need to recognize the alarm and know how to respond
Learning: a person with dementia may need to learn new routines or be able to follow step by step instructions to use the dispenser.
Filling up: the dispenser will need to be kept topped up. This may be something a carer needs to do.
Battery life: someone will need to take responsibility for changing or charging the batteries.
Familiarity: It may be necessary for a carer to be on hand to check and reassure the user, particularly whilst they are getting used to the dispenser.
Monitoring: carers should be aware that although medication is missing from the dispenser it does not necessarily mean it has been taken.
Medication type: Not all medication will be suitable for use with a dispenser. Check with your pharmacist that your medication can be used with a dispenser, and whether it can be fully removed from its packaging.
Time limit: as dementia progresses, users might not be able to use the dispenser in the same way. Please be aware of changes from the user’s side.
Instructions: for your own safety we strongly recommend that you read all the instructions carefully before using the dispenser.
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What people say
Our products are tested and reviewed by people living with dementia and their carers to make sure they are fit for purpose. We use the feedback to decide which products to stock and to help with the information and advice we give.
The feedback also forms the basis of a regular consumer panel article in our Dementia together magazine which may help you to decide if the product is suitable for you.
We encourage customers to review our products so if you decide to make a purchase we would be very pleased if you could add a review.
Is it right for you?
To help you decide if this is the right product for you please read our advice on choosing the right products to help people living with dementia.
A number of our daily living aids products are eligible for VAT relief for people who are living with dementia, carers or people considered chronically sick or disabled. To help identify these products we have clearly labelled them on our website and catalogues.
What products are eligible for VAT relief?
For a product to be eligible for VAT relief they need to be designed and manufactured solely to help people with disabilities. The HMRC states that "equipment that has been designed solely for people with a disability, chronic or terminal illness or on the adaptation of equipment so they can use it can be VAT exempt".
If you are unsure if a product is eligible for VAT relief please call our team on 03001240900 (freephone).
Please note Postage is not VAT exempt, and the VAT Relief will be removed from the individual items.
Who is eligible?
If you are not sure whether you are eligible for VAT exemption please read Notice 701-7 VAT relief for disabled people or call HMRC’s advice line on 0300 200 3700. Please check eligibility as this is legally binding and there are penalties for false declaration.
When purchasing a product that qualifies for VAT exemption you will be asked to tick a box declaring that you or the person you are purchasing the item for are eligible for VAT relief. You will then be asked to give full name and the medical condition of the person who qualifies for VAT relief. Once this is completed you will be charged the VAT relief price.
When placing a telephone order you will be asked to declare that you or the person you purchasing the item for are eligible for VAT relief.You will then be asked to give full name and the medical condition of the person who qualifies for VAT relief.
When ordering by post you will need to sign ans state your disability on the order form on page. If you are buying on behalf of someone who is eligible you will be asked for the name of this person.
Alzheimer’s Society online shop is required to keep a record of all customers who have qualified for VAT relief, their names, addresses, and qualifying medical condition and present this information to HRMC if requested.
Please note that it is an offence to falsely claim that you or the person you are buying for is eligible for VAT Relief.