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Hello Allynn,

I'm so glad this worked for your dad.

Regarding the trouble of saying "Alexa" as the wake word, the other choices of "Echo, Amazon, or Computer" could also be problematic. There is also a celebrity voice Skill offereing the wake word "Hey Samuel," that could offer some fun

Have you considered adding "walk-up" activation of Alexa Routines such as a motion sensor when your dad approaches the kitchen or bathroom sink?  It could say a reminder such as Time, Date, calendar events, "don't forget to wash your hands."

I also find it handy to have button-activation of Alexa Routines for things such as the time in the middle of the night