The Amazon Echo or, Alexa is a voice activated technology device. Unlike other voice activated technologies, Alexa is screenless. Alexa makes a great tool for engaging loved ones with dementia. Below are a few ways in which Alexa can engage and help your loved one with dementia.
Reminder To Take Medication
Using the remind feature, Alexa can be set up to remind your loved one whenever it s time to take their medication. This is helpful for those with dementia since remembering the exact time to take medication can be very difficult.
Weather Traffic and News
Alexa can also reports the weather, traffic, and news. Those suffering from dementia can have trouble reading the newspaper or getting the news from television. Alexa can also be programmed to set up weather and traffic alerts.
Alexa can provide entertainment for those with dementia. Amazon’s Echo has programs which tell riddles as well as jokes and stories. These features can provide hours of entertainment for your loved one.
Those suffering from dementia have trouble remembering facts ranging from the current president to what day of the week it is. By enabling the questioning mode, Alexa can answer all your loved one’s questions. This can help your loved one feel more comfortable and less confused in their environment.
Music and Audio Book Player
Alexa can also play music and audio books. The voice activated nature of Alexa make this feature very useful for those suffering from dementia and can give your loved one access to unlimited audio books and music.
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