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Patch reminder!

Discussion in 'Equipment and technology' started by dawnp, Jun 29, 2015.

  1. dawnp

    dawnp Registered User

    Jun 29, 2015
    5
    Hello,
    I'm new to this forum and support mum who is early stages of Alzheimer's. She manages very well but lives alone and now needs prompting to put her patch on each day. As we live an hour away, is there some kind of gadget or other thing that could remind her to put the patch on. Ideally, a gadget we can personalise to tell her to put the patch on rather than an alarm for pill reminder.

    thanks in advance,
    Dawn.
     
  2. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
    9,768
    Merseyside
    Welcome to TP :)

    I've no idea about gadgets but could you ring at the same time each day & get her to do it while you're on the phone?
     
  3. Spamar

    Spamar Registered User

    Oct 5, 2013
    6,852
    Suffolk
    Get 3 or 7 day patches?
     
  4. dawnp

    dawnp Registered User

    Jun 29, 2015
    5
    Hi - we kind of do this now but I think as she is at the very early stages - she is confused as to why we call more often when we only used to weekly! She will see it as a medication prompt and wouldn't take too kindly to that!

    thank you
    x
     
  5. dawnp

    dawnp Registered User

    Jun 29, 2015
    5
    Hi,
    We have looked into this and there isn't a patch other than a daily one.

    I think we are now looking at some kind of alarm system!

    thank you for responding
    Dawn
     
  6. BTH

    BTH Registered User

    Sep 13, 2015
    3
    Hi Dawn, I did a post above about how you can personalize messages for ringtones that you can then use e.g. As an alarm for a tablet device. I only know about iPad but I'm sure there are ways of doing it with other devices. That way you can personalize a message using family / familiar voices and you can assign it to the device's alarm clock which you can set to go off every day etc. Just an idea but may be of some help to your mum. Thanks, B
     
  7. pharmacystudent

    pharmacystudent Registered User

    Feb 8, 2016
    13
    that's a great idea for a new product. I will do some exploring and see if i find anything like that. If i find something ill get back to you with the product
     
  8. JohnBG

    JohnBG Registered User

    Apr 20, 2016
    146
    Lancashire UK
    MediSafe App

    For my medication I use MediSafe phone app, this could be used as a reminder, on the day and time to be changed, although you can set it, even I have provision issues, so it is 7 days from the last one.

    You can set the tune volume, or even reminders that need an action to turn it off plus a comment of what this specific alarm relates.

    Good luck John.
     

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