What features and technologies would you employ if you were designing a memory-aid product for seniors with memory problems?
Memory aids enable you to deal with memory problems. Various memory aids possibly fit different issues. They’ll be workable if they’re used regularly. There are some ideas:
Stick notes or post-it notes help you remember to do things. You write something you want to do on the stick notes and then put them in a place you can see.
Put the calendar in place like a fridge door; it will be a good reminder.
Dairies, journals, and a “to-dos list
Using a diary helps you to remember birthdays or phone numbers. Also, it can help you to keep in touch with people you met and the place you met them. You can also write down your illnesses. A “to-do list” helps write what you have to do, such as calling someone or paying the bills. Emails, cell phones, and computers all have ‘to-do’ lists.
Drug wallets (pillbox)
Drug wallets remind you to take your medicine and how many pills you should take. They consist of seven small boxes; each box has three parts for the morning, afternoon, and evening medicine you should take. In case you want to go out, you can remove the boxes. Some drug wallets have alarms that remind you to take your medicine. Another benefit is that they help you not to take your medicine twice.
Alarm and mobile phones
The alarm on clocks, watches, or phones reminds you to do your daily chores as taking your medicine or feeding your pets. Many cell phones have a reminder function. By the reminder function, your phone sends a message at the time you had set before. The message sent will remind you of your appointment with your doctor. You can add more functions to your phone by having access to the Internet and computer. You’ll find more memory aids there.