With today’s advanced technology, there are many helpful gadgets for people living with Memory Loss. Symptoms of dementia such as confusion, disorientation, and Memory Loss can turn a once-familiar home into a world of strange surroundings.
From recognizing the different rooms to remembering how appliances work, dementia can create new struggles for those living with Memory Loss. The importance of introducing new gadgets can help enhance and even protect their lives.
Technology to Help People Living with Memory Loss
Technological innovations are designed to improve the everyday living activities of people living with Memory Loss. This can include mobility assistance, vision support, and tracking devices, as well as aids for social activities such as video calling and picture phones.
These technology gadgets provide people living with Memory Loss with a sense of independence while giving their care partners peace of mind.
Below are some common technologies than can help people living with Memory Loss.
One of the newer gadgets to help with Memory Loss is a voice-activated assistant. Google Home or Amazon Echo (Alexa) can be strategically placed around the home to assist the person living with Memory Loss in any situation. From controlling thermostats and lights and reminding them of medication times, these voice-activated devices can enhance the lives of people living with Memory Loss.
Talking Photo Frames
Brain stimulation is important with Memory Loss therapy. A talking photo frame allows users to record specific dates, places, and names of the people in each picture. These albums can also be used to display various household items with a recording of what each one is and how it works.
Memory & Company is the only Memory Care Home at this time that utilizes motion sensor technology throughout the building and individual rooms to alert our team of potential issues. These sensors can also be used by people living with Memory Loss to automatically turn on lights when a room is entered. This technology can also be used at home to monitor a loved one and be alerted of movement in any room needed.
The same technology we have in our smartphones for GPS tracking and location can be used to protect and keep those living with Memory Loss safe. These devices can be worn on clothing, in wallets, or even shoes to notify the care partner of any movement of the person living with Memory Loss. You can even set geo fencing technology to alert you if a person living with memory loss goes beyond a set area as stipulated by the concerned care partner. This is great to maintain freedom for someone living with memory loss living in the community, such as going to their regular coffee shop or pharmacy without alerting, but if they go beyond a set perimeter the care partner is alerted and notified of their location.
Clocks That Display the Time, Day, and Date
Another common issue for those living with Memory Loss is losing track of time, usually multiple times of the day. A clock that displays the day, the date, and the time can help ease the mind. These clocks can also be programmed to voice the information for those who have declining vision.
Memory & Company’s Respite Hotel Service
As a safe and welcoming environment for those living with Memory Loss, Memory & Company’s Respite Hotel can be a solution for both short- and long-term stays. Our accommodations are designed specifically to enhance the lives of both the person living with Memory Loss and their care partner.