Video Calling Devices for Dementia Patients

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Stay connected like never before with CallGenie - the simple and reliable way to video call your Elderly loved ones.

Video Calling Devices for Dementia Patients

Dementia, a collective term for a variety of neurological disorders, has a profound impact on memory, thinking, orientation, comprehension, and communication. It’s an ailment that affects not only those diagnosed but also their surrounding loved ones. As dementia progresses, the patient’s ability to communicate and connect with their environment becomes increasingly difficult. Yet, human connection remains a fundamental need, and technology has risen to the challenge with CallGenie video calling devices tailored for dementia patients.

Understanding Dementia

Dementia is a relentless condition that encroaches upon an individual’s cognitive abilities, making everyday tasks challenging. Simple activities, like recognising familiar faces or engaging in conversations, can become an ordeal. Amidst this complexity, maintaining a connection to loved ones becomes crucial for emotional well-being. This is where specialised technology steps in.

Why Video Calling is Essential

Facial expressions and non-verbal cues often convey more than words, especially when verbal communication becomes strenuous. Video calls bridge the gap, offering an avenue for dementia patients to immerse themselves in the comforting presence of family and friends, even if verbally articulating thoughts becomes challenging.

Key Features Tailored for Dementia Patients

The generic video calling devices may not suffice for dementia patients. They need devices that cater to their unique challenges:

  1. Ease of Use: CallGenie patiently waits in the background, ready to connect when a loved one calls.
  2. Automatic Response: The auto-answer function is revolutionary. When a trusted contact calls, the device responds automatically, relieving the patient from navigating the device.
  3. Familiarity: Leveraging familiar platforms like TV screens minimises disorientation. The TV seamlessly switches to the video call and returns to regular programming post-call.
  4. Subtitles and Clarity: Platforms like Skype, when integrated with devices like CallGenie, offer subtitle features, ensuring clearer communication for patients struggling with auditory comprehension.

The Impact of CallGenie

In the ever-evolving realm of technology for dementia care, CallGenie emerges as a beacon. More than just facilitating video calls, it bridges the technological gap, offering a nearly hands-off experience for the patient. This approach ensures that even as dementia progresses, the essence of connection remains unhindered.

In Conclusion

Dementia can be tough, but everyone still needs to connect with loved ones. Video calling devices for dementia patients help them stay close to family and friends. It’s a great way technology helps us stay connected.

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Where can I buy a CallGenie?


CallGenie Appliances can be bought for delivery in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man using this website

* EU power supply can be specified at checkout, if required.

USA & Canada

CallGenie Appliances are available to purchase for delivery in the United States and Canada using our US distributor’s website


CallGenie Appliances can be bought for delivery to countries in the EU and EEA (including Switzerland). *** Please note that the price you pay will not include tax (even though this site shows the UK price including VAT). However, you will need to pay local VAT (sales tax) and import duties to customs in your country before you will receive your appliance. All appliances will be shipped with euro power supplies (except for Ireland).

Other Countries

  We don’t currently ship fully configured appliances outside of the UK, USA, Canada and Europe. However, you can source your own hardware and buy the software from us here in the UK. You can find details of how to create your own appliance in the following link: It’s not that hard and we will provide you support once you have the mini PC connected to the internet.You will also find in that post a link to a shopping list of parts available on

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