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Senior Resources, Tips, and Tricks

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Amazon Echo

I love my Amazon Echo. “Alexa” sits in the corner of my living room just waiting to please. My husband and I enjoy listening to the free music offered to Amazon Prime members as we lounge around in the evening. We’ve discovered several new artists whom we’ve added to our favorite’s list.

I ask Alexa for a weather report every morning. My son has his lights and thermostat programmed to work through the Echo. The 21st-century voice-activated conveniences were unimaginable when we were kids – unless we were watching The Jetsons, that is.

It occurred to me that for a home-bound or disabled senior, Alexa could be a God-send. I also found this recent article that explains the many ways the Amazon Echo can benefit those with dementia:

  • Instantly answers questions, like “what day is it?” or “what time is it?” — it’s a machine, so it will never get annoyed or frustrated!
  • Plays music and read audiobooks and the news — no need to fuss with complicated controls
  • Tells fun jokes and riddles
  • Looks up information about anything — like, “what’s playing on TV tonight?”
  • Reports traffic and weather

Read the article here. 

For seniors on a budget who don’t care about the music quality and just want the function, there’s also the cheaper option: the Echo Dot.







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