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Any Ideas ?

Any Ideas ?

Any ideas , Mum's just been given a watch alarm to replace her alarm necklace , apparently it's going to be better for her because if she falls it automatically rings the Call centre , which is fantastic , she had a necklace that you had to press if you need help , which she got on with great , but the watch undoes and she's never worn a watch and there's No Safety clip to keep it on and she has to wear it 24/7 she's already took it off twice and I've had to go and hunt it down ,and you know with dementia , anything new disturbs them , Help !!

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Is there any reason she can't have the necklace back ? my mum could never cope with anything new.

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No not my mum , I know they mean well , but you have to live with a dementia person to know what it's like , any change throws them completely , I have asked to keep the necklace for a month to see how she gets on , she thinks I bought her a bracelet for Christmas, bless her , I hope it works but don't think so ,I hidden necklace in top of wardrobe in case we still need it , and it's lovely to invent new things but do they actually try them on the people that will be using them ?

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Trouble with my mum was she never wanted to bother anyone so she wouldn't hit the button ! it's very difficult and I have to admit drove me to distraction at times !

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Yea , I must admit mum sometimes thinks her neck alarm is a pretty red necklace 🙂and the family have 3responders for her alarm , and one day they rang me , my husband and sister and we all turned up , then found out she wondered what the Red button did , 😵

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Yep, sounds familiar 🙄

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Hi 5855. Yes! Although this seems like a great technological leap forwards in theory, as usual with new inventions and procedures, there's a bit of a disconnect between its good intent and the practicality of it for the end user. If you can go back to the old necklace system and still make it work, it might not be wise to persevere for too long with the bracelet, in case mum loses the capability to press the button on the necklace for help if she falls. But before you give up on the watch, could a jewellery store that undertakes jewellery repairs maybe suggest a security catch or clip that could be attached which would make it more difficult to take off.

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Thanks for that , I will ask the Jewellers in Banbury

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Latest update on Mum's Wrist Alarm ,Eldercare the provider of her Alarm , have rung 3 times this morning because Mum has been playing with her new "watch" , and it rings emergency call out , I told them the trouble I'm having and said I'd persevere til the end of week , but put the phone down and 5minutes later they rang and asked me to remove it and use the Necklace she was already using for years and got on well with it !! What's the saying ......if it ain't broke , don't fix it ! I know they thought they were helping , but you can't get someone with dementia to change their ways , it just really co fuses and upstairs them 😢

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Can you go with a differnet alarm company. We have Philips lifeline it is the opposite the fall alert can only be worn in the necklace because it absorbs the the fall through the jolt to your body the wrist is always bumping into things but does not have the same impact unless you land on ìt. This is in Canada maybe things work differently here.it is worth questioning.

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We use this company because it the one her Doctors use and it's free for the elderly , usually they are fantastic and I think they really thought this would help , and perhaps it does for some , but definitely not my mum .

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