We are a brother and sister team, supported by our family, who have experienced dementia directly with our parents and grandparents. We worried knowing our mum, Mina was forgetting to take her medication and was missing appointments.  With busy jobs and children, we felt guilty that we were not always free to remind her at the right time.  Mina wanted to continue living independently at home.  Frustrated that there was no solution that could remind her using technology she was familiar with, we developed a service to reliably deliver voice messages, on time to mum’s home phone.

It took a year to develop the Nudgu Reminder service, but it has been worth the effort.  Carers testing the service say they are less anxious and it has improved the quality of life of their loved ones with dementia.

Jonny says:

My father, John was diagnosed with Young-Onset Parkinson’s disease in his thirties, in his last years he developed dementia. Mum is in now her seventies and lives independently with some help from the family and care workers. Recently we’ve noticed that Mum sometimes forgets to take medication. There are doctor, dentist and hair appointments that she is missing more often. I’m no different to most other carers – I have children and a hectic job, so I can’t always remind her every day at the right times.

Mum jokes that she is stuck in the 1980’s with gadgets. She is happy using her TV, kettle, microwave and her home phone. My attempts at introducing a smartphone have proven frustrating for both of us “my head is too full to learn about that” she laughs. Using the Nudgu Reminder service I can record messages ahead of time from anywhere. They are delivered in my voice to her home phone, when they are needed.

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John and Mina in 1965

We are a brother and sister team, supported by our family, who have experienced dementia directly with our parents and grandparents. We worried knowing our mum, Mina was forgetting to take her medication and was missing appointments.  With busy jobs and children, we felt guilty that we were not always free to remind her at the right time.  Mina wanted to continue living independently at home.  Frustrated that there was no solution that could remind her using technology she was familiar with, we developed a service to reliably deliver voice messages, on time to mum’s home phone.

It took a year to develop the Nudgu Reminder service, but it has been worth the effort.  Carers testing the service say they are less anxious and it has improved the quality of life of their loved ones with dementia.

Jonny says:

My father, John was diagnosed with Young-Onset Parkinson’s disease in his thirties, in his last years he developed dementia. Mum is in now her seventies and lives independently with some help from the family and care workers. Recently we’ve noticed that Mum sometimes forgets to take medication. There are doctor, dentist and hair appointments that she is missing more often. I’m no different to most other carers – I have children and a hectic job, so I can’t always remind her every day at the right times.

Mum jokes that she is stuck in the 1980’s with gadgets. She is happy using her TV, kettle, microwave and her home phone. My attempts at introducing a smartphone have proven frustrating for both of us “my head is too full to learn about that” she laughs. Using the Nudgu Reminder service I can record messages ahead of time from anywhere. They are delivered in my voice to her home phone, when they are needed.

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