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Alzheimers Q&A: How can Amazon’s Alexa or Google’s Assistant help those with Alzheimer’s or dementia?

There are many innovations and assistive technologies available now that can ease caregiver responsibilities and promote greater independence and a quality of life for the person affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

Affected individuals have great difficulty with communication, which is very challenging as the disease progresses. Assistive technology devices such as the Amazon’s Alexa or the Google Assistant, used through Amazon’s Echo or Google’s Home Mini, for instance, can be useful tools to help manage these changes in language and understanding.

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