1. Lorrie

    A talking alarm clock could be beneficial for someone who may need a little more guidance or coaching to remember to do something like take their medicine.

    Your article included many great suggestions linking health related issues like memory loss as reasons to have this type of alarm.

    It’s nice that this alarm also can be personalized so the person hearing it won’t feel like it’s nagging, but a gentle reminder to do something important.

    • Thabo Nkomo

      Hi Lorrie,

      I think eliminating the  “nag factor” is important to me when it comes to helping my elderly mother remember  to take her medicine on a regular basis. Reminder Rosie eases stress by taking over the mundane tasks like reminders out of your daily responsibilities so caregivers can focus on what matters most–providing support that enables a pain sufferer to believe in the possibility of a positive  future.

  2. Jonathan

    This is an awesome idea, my wife’s grandfather is 94, and is reaching the stage where he is becoming very forgetful and repetitive, make me sad!

    My wife’s father made 7 little drawers that had his daily medication in, which does help, but unfortunately, sometimes he forgets what day it is, bless him.

    This alarm clock is a great idea and I will pass this information on to my wife, this why he can be reminded daily.

    Thank you for such valuable information

    • Thabo Nkomo

      Hi Jonathan,

      I wrote this post in part because  of  a discussion I had with a  friend. She spoke about a home aid who had written a note concerning my friend’s mother pill schedule.

      There was  no recognition in this note of my friend’s mother  as a person.  The tone was authoritative, impersonal, and distanced.  It goes without saying, that my friend was upset by the detachment shown by someone who was supposed to help her mother. My friend replaced  the home aid  with Reminder Rosie, and my friend’s mom was very happy to be comforted and urged by a loving, supportive voice.


  3. Jennifer

    This is a timely post. I have a grandmother who gets very confused about when and what to take when it comes to her medicine. I worry sometimes that she may take double doses in which case she may suffer a state of dullness and fatigue. On the other hand, not taking her medicine when she should may worsen her pain and stress levels. Thanks to this post, my grandfather and I will have a way of ensuring that my grand mom safely takes her pills. I will share this post with the rest of the family.

  4. Daniel

    My grandpa needs this so that grandma doesn’t have to nag him anymore haha I wonder how well it would work though or if he would end up throwing it against a wall…I could see him doing that. Other than that this looks like an excellent product. In other words for most older people this would work fine

    • Thabo Nkomo

      Hi Daniel,

      I think most elderly people  who have tried a talking radio clock like reminder Rosie like it because it’s the kind of Tech that actually makes things easier for them instead of adding confusing and stress. 

       Because the Rosie reminder can be used almost entirely by voice, it is the perfect living aid device for the visually impaired. When you start having vision problems like my mom, that’s a big help. If you get one for your grandpa, let me know how it works out.

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