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Ways to Improve Senior Memory Using Alexa

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 20, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Seniors sometimes have difficulty remembering things as they get older. Forgetting things is both frustrating and embarrassing. If a senior forgets a health-related activity, it can even be dangerous. Fortunately, many modern tools can help seniors with memory. One of these is Amazon Alexa, a voice-controlled virtual assistant.

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Tips for Using Alexa to Engage Your Loved One with Dementia

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 9, 2017 5:50:00 PM

At first glance, Alexa may seem like just another tech toy. However, there are many benefits that come to people of all ages who own Alexas, or Echo. One group in particular that can be engaged by Alexa is people who suffer from dementia or early onset Alzheimer's. It can truly improve the quality of life for seniors with health problems and mobility problems. 

It is easy for a caregiver to become frustrated with dementia patients, as they often repeat questions, need to be constantly entertained, or become frightened and anxious when the caregiver is not around. Even though Alexa can not replace human touch, interaction, or real conversations, it can answer questions, discuss the latest news or today's weather, or play requested music. 

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