12. 29. 2009
Kind Reminder Gives Comfort to Alzheimer's Patients
It's never easy caring for someone with Alzheimer's. It can be a devastating experiences watching a loved one slip in and out of lucidity. One can only imagine the confusion, anger, and fear a person affected by the disease experiences during these moments. A daughter of an Alzheimer's sufferer wanted to lend some comfort to her parent and created this ingenious device.
The Kind Reminder is a recorder that can be worn around the neck as a necklace or just kept close by. When the patient has a moment of disorientation, they can press the button on the recorder and the voice of their caretaker will play. The website says the product is designed for people with early to mid-stage Alzheimer's or memory loss related to age.
The device is powered by a single AAA battery and fits comfortably in the palm of your hand. The caretaker can record a message to anticipate the repetitive questions that are characteristic of Alzheimer's patients. A sample message on the Kind Reminder website is as follows:
Hi, Mom. Today is Tuesday, you have had a good breakfast and taken all of your medication. Mary is here with you, and I will be back this afternoon." A message like this, or a simple "I love you, Mom
The Kind Reminder can be purchased for $19.95 plus $4.00 shipping and handling. Five percent of all sales will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association.
Via Coolest Gadgets