Dementia: Not Recognizing Spouse or Family

By: Frank Engelman.  Updated: September 17, 2021.


Problem description

An especially upsetting symptom of the later stages of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia is when the person with dementia does not recognize a spouse or other family member any more.

We are seeking solutions that can help put off the time at which these symptoms start to manifest themselves.


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Suggested Solutions

Daily Family Remembrance Video

My Mom has advanced dementia and I’m worried that she is starting to forget me.

I’ve been looking for a way to automatically play a “remembrance video” for dementia sufferers to help them remember their family members. Here is a solution that use the Echo Show and can be set up to operate automatically without needing a caregiver to operate it.





from PaulGF (member) at September 05, 2022

Hi. Here is another solution - My Video Alexa skill .


from faengelm (member) at September 08, 2022

Hi PaulGF,

I agree that is a much simpler solution and mentioned that great Alexa Skill later in the comments to this solution.

Thanks for posting this

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