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What kinds of gadgets let you set reminders to help with caregiving?

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Gadgets offer caregivers these reminders:

  • Egg timers and watches can remind loved ones about medicine or a doctor's appointment.
  • Smartphone and tablet apps can help with scheduling. You can set up emails, text messages, or phone calls to prompt a loved one to do things like take medicine, check blood sugar, make an appointment, or exercise.
  • An electronic pillbox can give out medicines on a timer.
  • Prescription management services can deliver custom sets of medications in regular shipments.

Beth Kallmyer, director of client services for the national office, Alzheimer's Association, Chicago.

AARP: "Staying Connected to Those Who Care."

Alzheimer's Association: "MedicAlert and Safe Return."

Family Caregiver Alliance: "Assistive Technology."

McCarron, P.S. "Getting the Help You Need," Take Care: (National Family Caregivers Association), Summer, 2008.

Pathfinders for Autism: "Plan Your Response to an Autism Emergency."

AARP: “9 Need-to-Know Technologies for Caregivers.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on May 23, 2019

Beth Kallmyer, director of client services for the national office, Alzheimer's Association, Chicago.

AARP: "Staying Connected to Those Who Care."

Alzheimer's Association: "MedicAlert and Safe Return."

Family Caregiver Alliance: "Assistive Technology."

McCarron, P.S. "Getting the Help You Need," Take Care: (National Family Caregivers Association), Summer, 2008.

Pathfinders for Autism: "Plan Your Response to an Autism Emergency."

AARP: “9 Need-to-Know Technologies for Caregivers.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on May 23, 2019

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