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Here are eight devices which can make life easier for the elderly


JTD remote key finder is able to find keys, remotes, purses, glasses, canes and other items quickly. With just one press on the colour-coded button, a beep sounds and flashes will lead to lost items up to 30m away. Retails at US$16.99 (about RM72) at


THIS doorbell and intercom signaller requires no wires and can be installed in seconds. The Sonic Alert DB100 Doorbell is not triggered by sound, so annoying false alarms are a thing of the past. Other advanced features include selectable number of flashes (five or 10) for different doors. Retails at US$94.95 at


REMINDER Rosie is designed to help with memory loss. This personalised, voice controlled and hands-free reminder system can help you remember your medication, appointments and everyday tasks. Retails at US$99.95 at


EVERMIND monitoring system provides peace of mind to those who live alone, or who need extra support, and their loved ones. It detects when electrical appliances are switched on and off, which enables you to remotely detect variances in your loved one’s daily routine such as making coffee in the morning or watching a favourite television show before bedtime. Retails at US$60.64 at


THE LectroFan offers unique digital sounds to mask noises, from 10 different electric fan sounds and 10 variations of pure white noise. All sounds can be personalised with pin-point volume control to select across a wide range of sound levels — from a whisper, to many times louder than mechanical fan-based conditioners. It’ll help seniors fall asleep easily. Retails at US$44.95 at


THIS TV listening system enables users to hear television dialogue clearly while eliminating complaints about loud volume or the need to buy expensive hearing aids. Put on the device and turn it on as loud as you want while others listen to the TV at a comfortable volume. No more fighting over the TV volume again. Retails at US$82.73 at


MEDICAL conditions can limit one’s ability to do every day household chores. The Roomba 652 Vacuuming Robot provides thorough cleaning at the push of a button. It picks up dust, pet hair and debris such as cereal. As it moves throughout the home, Roomba automatically adjusts to clean all floor types, including carpets, rugs, tiles, hardwood, and laminate floors. Retails at US$399.99 at


THE Ring Video Doorbell 2 comes with adjustable motion sensors. When someone triggers the motion sensors or presses the doorbell, an instant alert is sent to the owner’s phone, tablet and PC. You can see, hear and speak to the person at the door from anywhere. With its built-in night vision sensors and weather-resistant design, it is convenient during the day or night, rain or shine. Retails at US$199 at

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