Best Use of Echo show as Medication Reminder

The Echo Show is an Amazon device that responds to voice commands. You can use it to remind you to take your medication.  Combine it with a simple pill caddy. Program the Echo Show to tell you which pill caddy box to take at each reminder.

This is the Echo Show on Amazon, the link opens in a new window:

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Echo Show 8 -- HD smart display with Alexa – stay connected with video calling - Charcoal
  • Alexa can show you more - With an 8" HD screen and stereo sound, Alexa can help manage your day at a glance.
  • Connect with video calling and messaging - Call friends and family who have the Alexa app or an Echo device with a screen. Make announcements to other devices in your home.
  • Be entertained - Ask Alexa to show you movie trailers, TV shows, movies, or the news. Or listen to radio stations, podcasts, and audiobooks.
  • Control your smart home - Voice control compatible devices or manage them on the easy-to-use display. Ask Alexa to show you security cameras, control lights, and adjust thermostats. Create morning routines to start your day.
  • Made to fit your life - Cook along to step-by-step recipes with Food Network Kitchen. Easily update to-do lists and calendars. Glance at weather and traffic on your way out.

How to Program the Echo Show with Reminders

The Echo Show will be a video monitor at your mom or dad's house, but they can also use it to watch Netflix, ask for the weather, and listen to music

The Amazon Echo Show is most popular as a video chat device. It’s also very popular for watching streaming video such as Netflix and Youtube.  And one of its best uses is as a video monitor to watch the security camera feed.

One of its features is as an alarm clock that you can program with anything you want.

  • “Alexa, remind me about my doctor’s appointment in one hour”
  • “Alexa, remind me every day at 2pm to take the Tuesday afternoon pills from the blue caddy”
  • “Alexa, remind me every day at 8 am to take my morning pills in the top row of the big pill caddy”

More Instructions on Using the Reminder Function

We wrote an article to give you step by step instructions to program reminders into any Alexa device. Click the link below to open the article in a new window.

Use Alexa as a Medication Reminder Tool

Why You Should Use Echo Show for Your Medication Reminders

You can use this pill reminder method with any Alexa device. Consider using the Echo Show with Alexa voice command because:

  • It’s easy to program your reminders using your voice
  • This method requires only a simple pill caddy to hold your pills, but
  • You can use the Echo Show for other helpful tasks, such as:
    • video chatting
    • allowing your kids to drop in on you over video to make sure you’re ok (You must give permission for this “Drop In” function to work)
    • watching streaming services
    • listening to streaming radio
    • looking at pictures

How to Buy the Echo Show and Pill Caddy

The Echo Show 10 is about to come out (Christmas 2020). The Echo 8 is the latest version and is available now. Click below to go to Amazon.

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Echo Show 8 -- HD smart display with Alexa – stay connected with video calling - Charcoal
206,778 Reviews
Echo Show 8 -- HD smart display with Alexa – stay connected with video calling - Charcoal
  • Alexa can show you more - With an 8" HD screen and stereo sound, Alexa can help manage your day at a glance.
  • Connect with video calling and messaging - Call friends and family who have the Alexa app or an Echo device with a screen. Make announcements to other devices in your home.
  • Be entertained - Ask Alexa to show you movie trailers, TV shows, movies, or the news. Or listen to radio stations, podcasts, and audiobooks.
  • Control your smart home - Voice control compatible devices or manage them on the easy-to-use display. Ask Alexa to show you security cameras, control lights, and adjust thermostats. Create morning routines to start your day.
  • Made to fit your life - Cook along to step-by-step recipes with Food Network Kitchen. Easily update to-do lists and calendars. Glance at weather and traffic on your way out.

You can use any Alexa device as a pill reminder. Below are the most popular Alexa devices:

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Echo Dot (3rd Gen) - Smart speaker with Alexa - Heather Gray
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Echo Dot (3rd Gen) - Smart speaker with Alexa - Heather Gray
  • Meet Echo Dot - Our most popular smart speaker with a fabric design. It is our most compact smart speaker that fits perfectly into small spaces.
  • Improved speaker quality - Better speaker quality than Echo Dot Gen 2 for richer and louder sound. Pair with a second Echo Dot for stereo sound.
  • Voice control your music - Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Sirius XM, and others.
  • Ready to help - Ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more.
  • Voice control your smart home - Turn on lights, adjust thermostats, lock doors, and more with compatible connected devices. Create routines to start and end your day.
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All-new Echo Dot (4th Gen, 2020 release) | Smart speaker with Alexa | Charcoal
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All-new Echo Dot (4th Gen, 2020 release) | Smart speaker with Alexa | Charcoal
  • Meet the all-new Echo Dot - Our most popular smart speaker with Alexa. The sleek, compact design delivers crisp vocals and balanced bass for full sound.
  • Voice control your entertainment - Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, SiriusXM, and others. Play music, audiobooks, and podcasts throughout your home with multi-room music.
  • Ready to help - Ask Alexa to tell a joke, play music, answer questions, play the news, check the weather, set alarms, and more.
  • Control your smart home - Use your voice to turn on lights, adjust thermostats, and lock doors with compatible devices.
  • Connect with others - Call almost anyone hands-free. Instantly drop in on other rooms or announce to the whole house that dinner's ready.
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All-new Echo Dot (4th Gen) | Smart speaker with clock and Alexa | Glacier White
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All-new Echo Dot (4th Gen) | Smart speaker with clock and Alexa | Glacier White
  • Meet the all-new Echo Dot with clock - Our most popular smart speaker with Alexa. The sleek, compact design delivers crisp vocals and balanced bass for full sound.
  • Perfect for your nightstand - See the time, alarms, and timers on the LED display. Tap the top to snooze an alarm.
  • Ready to help - Ask Alexa to tell a joke, play music, answer questions, play the news, check the weather, set alarms, and more.
  • Control your smart home - Use your voice to turn on lights, adjust thermostats, and lock doors with compatible devices.
  • Connect with others - Call almost anyone hands-free. Instantly drop in on other rooms or announce to the whole house that dinner's ready.

Personally, I like the full month pill caddy design. A 7-day caddy works better for some people. You might consider a few 7-day pill caddies in different colors. Then tell Alexa to remind you which color to use for each reminder. Here are some bestseller pill caddies:

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AUVON iMedassist Weekly Pill Organizer Arthritis Friendly, BPA Free Travel 7 Day Pill Box Case with Spring Open Design and Large Compartment to Hold Vitamins, Cod Liver Oil, Supplements and Medication
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AUVON iMedassist Weekly Pill Organizer Arthritis Friendly, BPA Free Travel 7 Day Pill Box Case with Spring Open Design and Large Compartment to Hold Vitamins, Cod Liver Oil, Supplements and Medication
  • Spring Assisted Open Design. We use the latest design on this weekly pill organizer to achieve one-handed operation with the little rubber strips for the smart "lid spring open" feature. The lids are all beautifully colored and marked clearly with the date, everything is clear at a glance so you may find it easy to choose the pills you need. It's quite nice for easy daily dispensing and big enough to hold 8 fish oils or 12 large vitamins for each dose (size of each compartment: 1.3"x1.18"x0.82")
  • Say Goodbye to Dumpage Pills. No worries about unwanted dumpage of pills found by pets and kids for your slightest unintentional or incidental touch on the medicine organizer. The push button stays closed once locked and securely snap shut keeping pills safe. It's small and perfectly suitable for travel and is ideal for storing small jewelry or items such as earrings, beads, nail art tips, ect.
  • Premium Screen Printing. To avoid screen-printing fonts and icons falling off from the surface of the pill box, we use high-end screen printing ink and strictly do the Ink Adhesion Test with 3M Tapes before shipment. Thus, no need to be frustrated with the missing fonts of "Tuesday" or icons of "PM", and worry about mistakenly taking the wrong tablets.
  • BPA-Free Material. This pill case is pretty safe because of being made of food grade materials. You would be worry-free with the BPA-free pill boxes and organizer when storing multiple pill regimes inside. With the transparent plastic lid, it's quite easy to distinguish the pills in each dose without opening the lids.
  • What You Receive: 1 x AUVON iMedassist Pill Holder, 1 x Happy Card, our 12-month warranty, and friendly customer service
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EZY DOSE Push Button (7-Day) Pill, Medicine, Vitamin Organizer | Weekly, 2 Times a Day, AM/PM | Large Compartments | Arthritis Friendly | Clear Lids
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EZY DOSE Push Button (7-Day) Pill, Medicine, Vitamin Organizer | Weekly, 2 Times a Day, AM/PM | Large Compartments | Arthritis Friendly | Clear Lids
  • 7 DAY PILL ORGANIZER: AM/PM compartments help you to easily plan and distribute your daily doses
  • EASY USE: Push buttons and rounded bottoms, Makes pill organizer easy to open and medication easy to retrieve
  • PILL CAPACITY: Holds up to 30 pills per compartment (aspirin-sized)
  • BUILT TO LAST: Quality design, Built to withstand repeated use
  • HEALTHY LIVING: Ezy Dose products make living healthier simply easier, Many products endorsed by the Arthritis Foundation
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Weekly Pill Organizer 7 Day 2 Times a Day, Sukuos Large Daily Pill Cases for Pills/Vitamin/Fish Oil/Supplements (Black Box)
17,009 Reviews
Weekly Pill Organizer 7 Day 2 Times a Day, Sukuos Large Daily Pill Cases for Pills/Vitamin/Fish Oil/Supplements (Black Box)
  • No need to remember: 7-color pill organizer boxes keep better track of your medicine 2 times a day ( am pm ), days' marks on the front remind you what and when to take by the day, you just need to fill our pill organizer once a week
  • Double protection for your medicine: outer durable abs box container and food-grade 7 daily pill boxes keep your medicine safe, and snap-shut lips can protect your pills from spilling out
  • Out with one-day medicine:7 individual daily boxes of 7 colors allow you to slip out single or a few days of medicine to take when you are out.Every daily box can hold up to 6 fish oils or 14 capsules
  • Never rubber off: upgraded printing stand to 10 years' use, up to 100000 times of use
  • Product size: length 5.51inch, diameter 2.56 inches. Each compartment size: diameter 2.56 inches, height 0.67 inches
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Weekly Pill Organizer,3-Times-A-Day 7 Day Pill Box Large Compartments Moisture-Proof Pill Case Medication Reminder Portable Travel Container for Vitamins Fish Oil Compartments Supplements
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Weekly Pill Organizer,3-Times-A-Day 7 Day Pill Box Large Compartments Moisture-Proof Pill Case Medication Reminder Portable Travel Container for Vitamins Fish Oil Compartments Supplements
  • Food grade plastic,separate compartments constructed with durable molded BPA-free materials,is safe for medical use.
  • Case Sizes:8.03 x3.94 x 1.37 inches.Large compartments to provide enough space for all meds,great for store one-week supplement or medication.Daily compartments are divided into morning,noon,night,they are printed with simple icons that represent 3 times per day to remind you take pill on time to accurately manage your health.
  • The pill box is simple yet handy,perfect for a person who needs to take pills different times of the day, also reminder if they skipped a dose, highly recommend to people who take several meds a day at different times. You will love the functionality of being able to take your daily pills with you when you are traveling, working, or on the school!
  • Individually separated pill case,this pill box has 7 removable boxes and each box has 3 separate cubic compartments,smooth surface won't adsorb any residue, which avoids mixing former pills residue to current pills and easy to clean.
  • Sealed buckle protects against moisture and protects pills.No worries about unwanted dumpage of pills found by pets and kids for your slightest unintentional or incidental touch. The lid does not open automatically once it is closed to prevent pills from spilling out.
Bestseller No. 5
Extra Large Pill Organizer, Sukuos Weekly Pill Box, Pill Case, Medicine Organizer for Vitamins, Fish Oils or Supplements (Black)
13,963 Reviews
Extra Large Pill Organizer, Sukuos Weekly Pill Box, Pill Case, Medicine Organizer for Vitamins, Fish Oils or Supplements (Black)
  • Out With One-Week Medicine: Individual daily boxes allow you to take when you are out with 1-week medicine.Every daily box can hold up to 13 fish oils or 12 large vitamins
  • Simple To Open And Close: The lids close tightly all the time,will never pop open by themselves.
  • Bpa Free & Healthy Friendly: Adopt food grade material for health care or medical use safely, transparent dispenser organizer and AM/PM mark make users easy to distinguish.
  • No Need To Remember: Days' marks of the Week let you know what to take today
  • Product Size:9.44 x 1.614 x 1.3 inches.Each Compartment Size:1.3 x 1.3 x 1.06 inches

More Ways to Use Alexa

Voice command services make sense for seniors who don’t want to learn technology or gadgets.

You talk to Alexa, and it does stuff. “What time is it?” is the least of what it can do. For example, you can tell Alexa to do the following commands.

Just start any command with the word “Alexa.” This is how the unit knows that your words are directed at Alexa, and wakes it up.

“Alexa, what are your top skills?” is a good way to find out what Alexa can do.

Commands to Use Alexa for Entertainment

  • “Alexa, play Led Zepplin.”
  • “Alexa, what is on TV tonight?”
  • “Alexa, play music”
  • “Alexa, play James Brown on Pandora.”

Commands to Use Alexa for Communication and Safety

You can use the Drop In feature to see what an Echo Show device sees at a remote location. The person you’re dropping in on has to give their permission to their device to allow you to do this. If you are worried about someone and they give this permission, you can command your Echo Show to show you what their Echo Show can see.

  • “Alexa, Drop in on mom’s living room Echo.”
  • “Alex, Call mom.”
  • “Alexa, Show me the front door.” (Assumes you have a camera at the front door, of course. Learn how to do that below.)

Learn more about how to use Alexa for safety and security in our articles below (they open in a new window)

Here’s the Echo Show on Amazon (click below):

Sale
Echo Show 8 -- HD smart display with Alexa – stay connected with video calling - Charcoal
206,778 Reviews
Echo Show 8 -- HD smart display with Alexa – stay connected with video calling - Charcoal
  • Alexa can show you more - With an 8" HD screen and stereo sound, Alexa can help manage your day at a glance.
  • Connect with video calling and messaging - Call friends and family who have the Alexa app or an Echo device with a screen. Make announcements to other devices in your home.
  • Be entertained - Ask Alexa to show you movie trailers, TV shows, movies, or the news. Or listen to radio stations, podcasts, and audiobooks.
  • Control your smart home - Voice control compatible devices or manage them on the easy-to-use display. Ask Alexa to show you security cameras, control lights, and adjust thermostats. Create morning routines to start your day.
  • Made to fit your life - Cook along to step-by-step recipes with Food Network Kitchen. Easily update to-do lists and calendars. Glance at weather and traffic on your way out.

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