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RAZ Mobility Launches Picture-Based Memory Cell Phone

Courtesy of RAZ Mobility

RAZ Mobility, a provider of mobile assistive technology, is now offering the RAZ Memory Cell Phone. This cell phone takes simplicity to the extreme, designed to address the unique needs of people with dementia and other forms of memory loss, and is well-suited for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, approximately 5.8 million Americans have Alzheimer’s dementia, with one in 10 people over the age of 65 diagnosed with the disease. The number of people with dementia is expected to increase rapidly as the proportion of the population 65 and older increases.

The RAZ Memory Cell Phone consists of only one screen. It is always on and includes pictures and names of up to six contacts and a button to call 911. There are no applications or settings to cause confusion, no notifications or operating system updates, and no distractions. Users simply tap and hold the picture of the person they wish to call.

Caregivers manage the RAZ Memory Cell Phone through a simple online portal. The portal is used to create and edit the contacts and track the location of the phone and its user. They can also select an option to restrict incoming calls to people in the user’s contacts, thereby avoiding unwanted calls such as predatory robocalls.

Cost: $309. For more information or to order the device, visit RAZMobility.com/Solutions/Memory-Cellphone.

Read the full October 2021 Magazine