1. Expert Q&A: Protecting a person with dementia from financial abuse - Weds 26 June, 3:30-4:30 pm

    Financial abuse can have serious consequences for a person with dementia. Find out how to protect a person with dementia from financial abuse.

    Sam, our Knowledge Officer (Legal and Welfare Rights) is our expert on this topic. She will be here to answer your questions on Wednesday 26 June between 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

  1. Grandma Joan

    Grandma Joan Registered User

    Mar 29, 2013
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    #1 Grandma Joan, Nov 21, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2015
    Can anyone recommend a gadget whereupon we can record a message and it will play each morning at the same time? And not be switched off?

    We want one that we can record our voice to say good morning it's time to wake up, get out of bed and make yourself a cup of tea

    Good idea?

    What's your experience?

    Would be even better if it was smart enough to leave a different message at the weekend too ........
     
  2. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
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    #2 nitram, Nov 21, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2015
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    ● talking clock with announcement of time, day and date
    ● six recordable daily prompts of ten seconds each, these repeat for 60 seconds or until stopped
    ● battery or mains powered, mains adaptor included

    http://www.livingmadeeasy.org.uk/te...g-reminder-clock-0117285-1385-information.htm

    EDIT
    Another with weekly function included
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    RECORD UP TO 4 VOICE MEMO’S
    4 X DAILY OR WEEKLY REMINDERS
    MEDICATION REMINDERS
    TIME TO GET UP
    TIME TO GO TO BED
    TIME OF DAY ASSOCIATION, SUN ICON FOR DAYTIME HOURS, MOON ICON FOR NIGHTTIME HOURS

    http://www.easylinkuk.co.uk/page62.html
     
  3. Pete R

    Pete R Registered User

    Jul 26, 2014
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    There are voice alarm or voice calendar apps if you are that way inclined.:)
     
  4. Grandma Joan

    Grandma Joan Registered User

    Mar 29, 2013
    280
    Wiltshire
    Could you elaborate? Not sure what you mean :confused:
     
  5. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
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    Pete R is talking about using a smartphone or tablet and installing software (application) on it to do what you want.
     
  6. Grandma Joan

    Grandma Joan Registered User

    Mar 29, 2013
    280
    Wiltshire
    I see, a bit too technical !

    Thanks for the other recommendations though, that first one may be an option, the second is off the market for a refurb apparently
     
  7. Pete R

    Pete R Registered User

    Jul 26, 2014
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    That's why I asked "if you were that way inclined". :)

    However if you have an old mobile phone and know any kids under the age of around 40 it would be quite easy for them to set up.:D

    Whether anything like this is worth doing and/or how long anything like this would be effective is obviously subjective.

    I wish you well.:)
     
  8. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
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    Male
    North Manchester
    "However if you have an old mobile phone and know any kids under the age of around 40 it would be quite easy for them to set up."

    I think you mean an old smartphone, my current mobile phone would be no use.

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    I only use it for handshakes with financial organisations and carry it when outside, switched on with keypad locked, it has only two contacts listed, ICE1 and ICE2
     
  9. garnuft

    garnuft Registered User

    Sep 7, 2012
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    Luddite :)


    Sent from my iPhone using Talking Point
     
  10. Grandma Joan

    Grandma Joan Registered User

    Mar 29, 2013
    280
    Wiltshire
    Thanks
     
  11. Grandma Joan

    Grandma Joan Registered User

    Mar 29, 2013
    280
    Wiltshire
    We've purchased a Memrabel 2. It ticked all the boxes, we've now got to work out how to record our voices on our pc and transfer onto the gadget - watch this space!

    Oh yes and then for MIL to respond to it !
     

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