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Patch reminder!

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.
 

Cat27

Volunteer Moderator
Feb 27, 2015
11,021
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?
 

dawnp

Registered User
Jun 29, 2015
5
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?
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
 

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
 

pharmacystudent

Registered User
Feb 8, 2016
13
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.
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
 

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.