Memory aids and techniques [Summary] (Report 05057)

The aim of this report is to identify the memory management methods used by carers, professionals and memory aid users, and report their comments on their positive and negative features.

Devices marked as memory aids and products in development are also listed with their features and functions. The information was compiled in tables to enable users and providers of memory aids to develop a system to meet the needs and abilities of users.

The report includes information on cueing devices; note-based memory aids; strategies used to aid memory; telephone and electronic devices; medication management; reviews of products marketed at the time of the study, including pill dispenser’s, blisterpacks, NeuroPage and Memo Minder (voice reminder alarm); and products in development (packaging design for tablets, Memojog, Neurotxt, an object locator, a bath monitor and a cooker monitor).


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