Inspired Inventions for Seniors with Memory Loss

Day Clock

As the disease progresses, those living with Alzheimer’s or dementia may struggle to keep up with the passage of time — seasons, months and even the time of day. That’s where this handy clock comes in. Featuring a large, easy-to-read font, the Day Clock helps seniors keep track of their days and even their weeks.

Jiobit

This handy clip-on device is a great way to keep up with seniors. Featuring WiFi, bluetooth, GPS and cell connection, the device comes equipped with a “geofence” function that alerts you via mobile app if your loved one leaves trusted areas. In addition to real-time tracking, Jiobit also has the capacity to learn from a person’s movements, and sends out alerts if unusual movement is detected.

Spark Memories Radio

At any age, music has the power to lift moods and ease anxieties. That’s why Spark Memories Radio is a great way to help the loved one in your life reconnect with the music they loved when they were young. At the push of a button, this handy app plays over a thousand songs from decades dating back to the 1930s. With so many hits to listen to, these tunes will definitely spark treasured memories.

Alzheimer Master

Wish you could be with your favorite senior all the time? This Android app brings your soothing voice to your loved one throughout the day, reminding them to drink water, take their pills and even turn off the lights. For those with memory loss, a familiar voice can be more soothing than mechanical-sounding alarms and reminders. The app can even record your loved one’s reactions, so you’ll know how they’re doing.

Weighted Blanket

Offered in a range of colors and weights from 5 to 15 pounds, this low-tech device uses the power of gravity to soothe those who are anxious. The comforting pressure mimics the feeling of being hugged or held. So even when you’re not with them, you can rest easy knowing that your loved one may be getting the comfort they need.

Electronic Pill Dispenser

Featuring LED technology, this state-of-the-art pill box uses beeps and flashing lights to remind your loved one what medications they should take and when. Five-minute alarms repeat every 25 minutes until the medicine is taken. Ideal for those in the early to middle stages of Alzheimer’s, this electronic pill box has 7- and 14-day options, thus potentially eliminating issues surrounding overdosing or forgetting medication.

Senior TV Remote

Watching TV just got easier, thanks to this handheld remote that eliminates the complexities surrounding finding your favorite TV shows. Along with volume buttons and a channel-scrolling option, the remote lets you program five favorite channels. Now those with memory loss will have an easier time figuring out what to watch.

Memory Picture Phone

If your loved one doesn’t own a smartphone, this clever picture phone helps them reach their favorite people at the click of a button. In addition to offering easy access to loved ones and 911, the phone also offers the option of video calling. Seeing the faces of friends and family may make conversations flow more freely.

Automatic Faucet

Seniors with memory loss may struggle with adjusting the water temperature and remembering to turn off the water when they are done. That’s where this clever, attachable device comes in. Replacing the existing aerator, this faucet features a small wand that turns on and off whenever a hand is near.

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