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What devices are there to support people with Dementia?

This was the question I was asking when my own mother was first diagnosed with dementia. As a family we all agreed that, as per my mother’s wishes, we would keep her at home as long as we could. This lead to the question which Dementia devices could we deploy for an 80 year old woman to help keep her feeling safe, comfortable and supported?

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PayPal “Pay in 3” now available for CallGenie Purchases

Due to popular demand, Smart Life Solutions is pleased to announce the introduction of an option to buy the CallGenie Appliance using a PayPal account. In addition, we are also offering PayPal’s “Pay in 3” service which allows our customers to spread the cost of purchasing a CallGenie Appliance over 3 interest-free payments, with the first payment due at the time of purchase.

All the existing payment methods for upfront payments using Credit/ Debit Cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay remain in place.

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How to build your own CallGenie Appliance

CallGenie Software

We are getting a lot of interest from customers outside the UK, particularly from the US, wanting to buy a CallGenie appliance. Unfortunately, Smart Life Solutions doesn’t currently ship fully configured CallGenie appliances to customers outside the UK. However, this post details how to build your own CallGenie appliance using parts readily available on e-commerce sites such as Amazon.

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Smart Life Solutions has moved!

(Posted: 11th August 2021) Smart Life Solutions has moved its operations from Hartley Wintney, Hampshire to Mersea Island in Essex. After a little disruption, which hopefully our customers didn’t notice too much, we are now back up to full operational capacity.

For the time being we are still contactable on the old phone number, 01252 918824, but that will be replaced over time.

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What is the best video phone for the elderly or housebound?

(Posted: 24th March 2021) Video calling has opened up a new way to communicate and keep in touch with your family and friends, especially during the pandemic. New applications like Zoom have increased exponentially in popularity for video conferencing. Existing players in the consumer market such as Apple (FaceTime), Google (Duo, Meet) and Microsoft (Skype, Teams) have upped their games. So how do you include your elderly family and friends on your video calls? In this post we’ll attempt to help you answer the question:  What is the best video phone for the elderly and housebound?

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New Business Focus

CallGenie Appliance with 4K UHD Webcam

We’re sorry but we’ve stopped doing IT support and consultancy

At the end of 2020 Smart Life Solutions took the decision to re-focus its business around the CallGenie Simple Video Phone for the Elderly. This means that we are no longer going to provide IT support and consultancy services to new customers.

We’ve become a product company

Smart Life Solutions is the developer of the Callgenie Simple Video Phone for the Elderly. We sell pre-configured appliances for the UK market. Worldwide, we sell CallGenie software to systems integrators and tech-savvy individuals who want to build and maintain their own CallGenie appliances.

Please visit for more information.