The Senior Moment Alexa Skill can remember this for your mother

By:  Frank Engelman   |  Posted: November 11, 2022   |  Updated: April 18, 2023

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The Problem to be Solved

My mother's poor short term memory reduces quality of life.

My mother’s poor short term memory reduces quality of life.

My mother has complete short term memory loss. Her long term memory is not impaired. The short term memory loss syndrome results in: difficulty in learning new things, difficulty in keeping track of things, social difficulty (impossible to carry on a conversation – always repeating questions and not remembering the answer), and confusion. Once a concept or fact gets past short term memory and into long term memory, she is as normal as anyone else.

Solution Details


One of the great things about Alexa is that she never gets tired of answering the same question.

The Alexa Skill Senior Moment may be the perfect fit for your mother’s ATM location question.

You can ask the Skill to remember the perfect answer to that question. Then all your mother has to say is, “Alexa, open Senior Moment.”

If that command is too hard for her to remember, you could create an Alexa Routine triggered by commands she may prefer to use a Custom Action to launch the Senior Moment Skill as described in this article Solution: Make Alexa Proactive: Create Routines.

I created an Alexa Routine that responds to “Alexa, I’m having a senior moment”


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