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Analysis & Exploration: Media

Quickly Getting Help for a Friend in Need

"Hi, this is Lisa. I'm not sure I can take care of myself right now. Can you bring me some food?" I found that scary sounding message on my voicemail one Saturday morning. It started me on a journey to coordinate care for a close friend. I learned several things that I'll share with you. I hope that if you are ever faced with a similar situation, my experience will help you.

 

 

Caring for & Dealing with Elderly Parents: The Books

In a previous article I did a little research to find the 10 "best selling" books on the topic of Aging Parents (on Amazon). I have now waded through them all, and in this article I summarize my impressions of the different books, in the hope that you can leverage my work so you need only focus on the ones that seem most useful for you.

 

 

Best Books on Aging Parents

Over the last 18 months I have talked with literally hundreds of people who have realized they now have an extra "job" that they were not expecting: engaging one way or another in looking out for an aging parent. Many of them wanted a "guide" to Caring for Aging Parents, and asked for recommendations. Sure enough, there are a number of books on aging parents on Amazon. I decided I wanted to find the most popular, and then read them and see whether I could identify a handful of them to recommend next time someone asks for a Guide to Aging Parents. This article is the first installment in my journey and focuses on which are the top selling books in this category (presumably the ones others have found most relevant).

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Media

Voice Reminder App Review

I wanted a solution to "forgetting" things I had put in the calendar. I found a useful app to help with this, and here is a review of it.

Like many of us, my day to day living is largely reliant on a calendar, via my iPad, iPhone or Android smart phone, to notify me when... ....... Read more

Smart Home Share & Learn: SF Explorers

When asked which smart home devices they have, San Francisco Explorers answer with more than a few of their personal favorites.  .........Read more

The Conversation: End of Life Wishes, Providence

In Part 1 of our "End of Life" discussion, Beth Levow, a volunteer with the “The Conversation Project”, explains the resources this Boston-based non-profit program offers to enable conversations about one’s wishes for end-of-life care with family members, friends, physicians, and others. .........Read more

SF Explorers use Amazon Echo Show to Reach Across the Country

The San Francisco Explorers participate in a cross country video call demonstration of the use of an Amazon Echo Show. .........Read more

Rosalie Sings the Praises of Amazon's Alexa

Explorer Rosalie reports to the group on her experience from Amazon's first Echo and newer products and Alexa skills, including "Let's Chat". .........Read more

 

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Useful Products & Resources: Media (shared by our Explorers)

Tunity Mobile App

Tunity Mobile App

Tunity is a smartphone app designed to allow the user to hear audio from a muted TV using headphones or a Bluetooth speaker.

Pedius Mobile app

Pedius Mobile app

The Pedius mobile app is designed for use by the hearing impaired to provide text to voice or voice to text messaging to reach numbers on mobile or land line phones.

Hamilton Mobile CapTel app

Hamilton Mobile CapTel app

The Hamilton Mobile CapTel smartphone app is designed to provide incoming and outgoing call captioning as well as other features.

EasyTalk Mobile App

EasyTalk Mobile App

The EasyTalk mobile iOS app with subscription options that is intended to help the user to communicate in a wide variety of languages.

ChatAble App by Therapy Box

ChatAble App by Therapy Box

ChatAble by Therapy Box is intended to assist people with communication difficulties who benefit from symbol and photo support.

Braci Pro

Braci Pro

Braci Pro is a smartphone app designed to convert sound-based alerts into signals that hearing impaired people can recognize.

Ava Mobile App

Ava Mobile App

Ava is an Android app intended to provide speech to text accessibility for persons with hearing loss.

Got It Together Now

Got It Together Now

Got It Together Now is a program intended to get one's Emergency Information File created within a relatively short period of time.

Voxmate Android App

Voxmate Android App

Voxmate is an Android App intended to allow persons with vision loss to access content on their smartphone using audio and gestures rather than visual cues.

 

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