Voice assistants such as Alexa, can be highly beneficial for people of all ages, and including those seeking safety, independence, or communication.
This product may require assistance from someone in the family to set up, though it works easily out of the box. Functions include the ability to:
Be Closer to others – through the ability to make a video or voice call, send a message, or have trusted family members or carers drop into the room via video and/or detect movement or lack of movement.
Set reminders, timers and routines – using only your voice, such as for medication, visitors, reminders to drink water, or attend an appointment or chore.
Be entertained, informed, and engaged – with ‘how to’ videos, news, weather, asking the day, date or time as many times as you want, music, audio books, and games that can be fun or educational.
Ease at Home – voice controlling – with simple to use or write down commands – turning on/off lights, asking to see the camera at the door, opening the smart lock, turning on appliances, or scheduling them to come on with smart plugs.
Amazon and the Alexa range of products have a strong supporter based among those with dementia and memory loss, with a range of ‘Alexa Care’ skills.
“Alexa gave me my memory back!”