One of the "aids" that works really well - Amazon Echo. It is so simple to use and much better than typing or writing things down.
The speech recognition is really impressive and haven't found a problem yet. It is really good for setting reminders, lists etc.
All you have to say is "Alexa, remind me in 5 mins to check the rice" etc, The same with appointments and other reminders. It can also send a reminder as a text message to to your mobile.
Quite impressed as to how useful they are.
They are on offer at the moment if someone has a gap on their Christmas list