Developed by the Alzheimer's Society, the voice assistant skill helps those suffering from early-stage dementia remember to follow prescriptions, take meals and celebrate loved ones' birthdays

A new Alexa skill from the Alzheimer's Society offers the capability is designed to assist in the daily lives of those living in the United Kingdom who are living with dementia.

The skill called called My Carer was developed by the voice assistant company Skilled.com, and will guide and assist people with early stage dementia through their day to day to help them maintain a routine and keep track of tasks.

For example, My Carer will be able to remind people of their meal times and how to prepare food, how to take medications and when, and even names and birthdays of loved ones.

In addition, this tool also has potential to aid in research, as it can collect information from daily use that could help detect patterns in symptom progression. Further, synthesizing this data with machine learning will allow My Carer to tailor the support to each unique user's needs.

My Carer

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A new Alexa skill from the Alzheimer's Society offers the capability is designed to assist in the daily lives of those living in the United Kingdom who are living with dementia.

The skill called called My Carer was developed by the voice assistant company Skilled.com, and will guide and assist people with early stage dementia through their day to day to help them maintain a routine and keep track of tasks.

For example, My Carer will be able to remind people of their meal times and how to prepare food, how to take medications and when, and even names and birthdays of loved ones.