Keeping on top of a detailed medication regime is not like any other daily activity that requires organization and planning. Seemingly simple tools such as automatic pill dispensers and medication dispensers with alarms can prove to be invaluable as far as the maintenance of health and reduction of stress.
Just as one would be unwise to enter a construction site without a hardhat, or a war zone without a bulletproof vest, when an individual depends on a suite of medication to maintain health and balance, it is unwise to leave medication management to chance.
While they can both be chalked up to a lack of organization, making a mistake with medication by missing a dose or perhaps taking the wrong amount or kind can carry with it some pretty serious consequences. It is really not comparable to forgetting or being late for an appointment or date. While they both cause stress, the worst one will risk is suffering embarrassment or reprimand but they most likely will not end up ill, in the hospital, or worse.
There is infinitely more at stake when it comes to medication management. Often, especially in the cases where an individual has a whole suite of prescriptions they take to maintain health, the condition of their health and quality of life is entirely dependent the timely and correct dispensation of their medication.