the 'flipper' remote control

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by Curdworth, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. Curdworth

    Curdworth Registered User

    Apr 3, 2017
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    I recently discovered the Flipper remote control which looks to be ideal for mum who has dementia, is there anyone familiar with this simple remote? Im having trouble finding which tv sets it is comparable with. Thanks
     
  2. pippop1

    pippop1 Registered User

    Apr 8, 2013
    501
    My MIL couldn't get the hang of changing channels on this kind of remote as the arrows didn't mean anything to her.

    She really needed buttons that said "BBC1", "BBC2" and so on. The volume buttons were also confusing for her. If it had said Louder and Quieter perhaps that would have helped?

    New things to learn and so not suitable.

    Sorry to burst your bubble but if your PWD is capable of learning new stuff then it will be fine.
     
  3. nmintueo

    nmintueo Registered User

    Jun 28, 2011
    847
    UK
    #3 nmintueo, Apr 11, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2017
    Simplified remotes such as the Flipper are helpful in some cases, not others.

    One advantage is that simplified remotes prevent access to advanced functions and so eliminate many ways of getting the TV stuck in the wrong mode and seemingly inoperable.

    Search the forum, and you can find previous discussions, such as:

    Help with the TV?
    https://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/showthread.php?61239

    Tv remote the flipper
    https://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/showthread.php?86881

    Trying to navigate to a particular channel using up/down buttons can be difficult for many people, as pippop1 mentions. Consider this Sony remote or technology that lets you control remotely via the internet.

    Check the manufacturer's site for documentation; it should be compatible with most common TV brands. It can be used with a TV and set-top box, but it'll be simplest if you just have a TV with no other bits of equipment.

    Flipper Remote > Codes > EU & Pacific
    https://flipper.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/sections/200079970-EU-Pacific

    V4 Code List
    https://flipper.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/207484503-V4-Code-List
     

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