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Anyone have any experience with simplified remotes for elderly/dementia users? (1 Viewer)

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You could try wrapping masking tape over and around any buttons he doesn't need or understand, so he can focus on the exposed buttons he can use.
 

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You'd think there would be a ton of innovation in making the latest technology easier to use for the elderly, but oddly most such products seem to be cheap junk.
 

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For example, there's a mobile phone brand/service targeting seniors called Jitterbug. Nothing too special about the product - just a smart- or flip phone with a somewhat simplified interface. I had to do some research about them about a decade ago for work, and found that the customer feedback (mostly from the children of seniors) was overwhelmingly negative, with many complaining the phones and/or the customer service were abysmal, and that they feel it's a scam.

Maybe the company has improved since then, but I doubt it.
 

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