Have you thought about using a smartwatch personal alarm for dementia sufferers?

 Dementia is a debilitating condition that affects not only the person suffering from it, but also their loved ones. As a carer for a loved one with dementia, it can be difficult to ensure their safety and well-being while also giving them the freedom to live their life as independently as possible. A smartwatch personal alarm for dementia sufferers can be a valuable tool in providing both safety and independence for your loved one with dementia.

Our mCareWatch smartwatch personal alarm is accredited by Dementia Choices and is ranked as the #1 smartwatch personal alarm in CHOICE Personal Alarms review. It is specifically designed for individuals with dementia.  It offers a range of features that can help them lead a more independent life while providing peace of mind for their loved one or carers.

Smartwatch personal alarm for dementia sufferers

Some of the key features specifically designed for individuals with dementia

One of the key features of our smartwatch is its GPS tracking location capability. This allows you to always know your loved one’s whereabouts, giving you peace of mind and allowing them to move around with more confidence. This smartwatch personal alarm for dementia feature can also be especially useful in the event of an emergency. With real-time location tracking, you’ll always know where your loved one is, even if they’ve wandered off or become disoriented. You can track them via our mobile app or visiting the ConnectiveCare® portal.

The mCareWatch GPS tracker smartwatch also includes a geo-fence feature, which alerts you or a monitoring bureau if the wearer exits a pre-determined safe zone. The geo-fence safe zone can be setup via the web portal and adjusted according to your requirements. This can provide an added layer of security for your loved one and give you peace of mind. You can set up a geo-fence around your loved one’s home, so that you’re alerted via SMS if they leave that area. This can be particularly useful if your loved one is prone to wandering or has a tendency to become disoriented. The geo-fence feature is also the # 1 ranking Geo-Fence feature across all Personal Alarms tested and reviewed by CHOICE since 2016.

Another important feature of our smartwatch personal alarm for dementia is that it arrives ready to use out of the box. It will be set up with specific settings that are approved by Dementia Choices. These include an ‘auto-answer’ feature, which allows you to call into the watch and speak to the wearer without them having to touch the screen. This can be incredibly helpful if your loved one has difficulty answering the incoming voice call to the watch or is prone to forgetfulness. When you call into the watch, the watch automatically answers the incoming call. You can then have a two way conversation with your loved one.

Additionally, the watch also has a locked screen, which prevents the wearer from accessing settings they shouldn’t. This can help prevent confusion and accidental call or setting changes. The SOS calls from the watch can also be disabled if required, to prevent the wearer from accidently pressing and activating the SOS calls. All feature settings on the mCareWatch can be changed via the web portal.  The family will have access to this portal and enable them to adjust settings as they see fit.

Our smartwatch also includes a range of other useful features such as text-to-speech. This makes it easy for your loved one to understand and use. The watch is also water-resistant, which means it can be worn while showering. This enables an independent life while providing peace of mind. The smartwatch personal alarm for dementia also has a choice of over 30 different watch faces. This can help personalise the watch for your loved one. This also includes two watch faces with digital time setting approved by Dementia Choices.

Dementia sufferer in a wheelchair
Elderly woman wearing the mCareWatch personal emergency alarm

Key considerations before you order a smartwatch personal alarm for dementia sufferers

Before ordering a smartwatch for your loved one with dementia, there are a few things to consider. Below is a list of questions you should find answers to prior to purchasing the mCareWatch:

  1. Does your loved one or client currently wear a watch? If not, it may take some time for them to get used to wearing one.
  2. Is the smartwatch something your loved one would be happy to wear?
  3. Is your loved one or client likely to keep wearing the watch even if they don’t understand or forgot why they are wearing it? 
  4. Will your loved one or client understand how to place the smartwatch on recharge? Or is there someone available that can assist with recharging the watch?

You should be answering yes to the above questions before investing into a smartwatch personal alarm for dementia. 

Why consider the mCareWatch as a smartwatch personal alarm for dementia sufferers?

When the mCareWatch is delivered, it arrives ready to use out of the box and includes a User Guide “Getting Started Guide” for the mCareWatch and a separate User Guide for the ConnectiveCare Mobile App and Web Portal. Both guides are hard copy booklets with large text, making it easy to read and understand. For further support, we also provide a series of how-to instructional videos on our web portal, which will provide additional support to use the mCareWatch, mobile app and web portal.

In conclusion, a smartwatch personal alarm like the mCareWatch can provide a valuable tool for ensuring the safety and independence of your loved one with dementia. With features such as GPS location, geo-fence, text-to-speech, voice call auto-answer, dedicated digital watch faces and specific settings approved by Dementia Choices, it can provide peace of mind for both you and your loved one or client. However, it’s important to consider the factors mentioned above before purchasing the mCareWatch. With our mCareWatch emergency alarm, you can ensure that your loved one can live an independent life while providing peace of mind to you as a carer. All the while knowing that this technology is available to support them when they need it.