The Konnekt Dementia Phone

Konnekt is the first phone for dementia that 

  • Addresses cognitive decline. A recent UK medical study and earlier US studies demonstrated improved cognitive function in just 6 weeks of increased face-to-face social engagement;
  • Enables those with Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, Lewy Body Disease, CTE or MCI to make phone calls, more easily than any phone we’ve seen; and
  • Allows nominated sons, daughters and carers to check in visually.

Dementia, the Biggest Killer

Dementia is said to be the cruelest disease because it causes 2 deaths: The slow extinction of the personality, followed by departure from life.

  • In 2016, dementia became the leading cause of deaths among females, surpassing even heart disease.
  • About 10% of the over-65s, 30% of the over-85s, and 52% of aged-care residents have dementia.
  • Dementia is the greatest cause of disability in seniors and 3rd leading cause of disability burden.
  • It’s frustrating and scary to see them forget family, become dependent, fight to stay at home.

If your family member has dementia, you CAN make a huge difference to their quality of life.

Dementia Care Guide – Download Now

Dementia: The Silent Killer

The ultimate 8-page guide to supporting your parent with love and grace.

Guidance on:

  • Healthy Diet
  • Exercise
  • Blood Pressure
  • Depression
  • Mental Stimulation
  • Social Engagement

Available in English and German (as a printable PDF) or in 49 languages (online).

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The Konnekt Phone for Dementia

The Konnekt Videophone helps dementia sufferers in 3 ways:

  1. Face-to-face social interaction. Increased social interaction via daily video calls were shown in a medical study to improve cognitive function after just 6 weeks.
  2. Independence social engagement. One touch to connect. Nothing to remember. Incredibly simple.
  3. Check in, visually. Auto-answer with 2-way video allows visual check-in by sons, daughters and carers.

The world’s easiest phone for Alzheimer’s / dementia

  • Nothing to remember. No menus, logins or icons.
  • No skills required. No keyboard/mouse. No pop-ups.
  • Calls mobiles, iPads/tablets & computers face-to-face.
  • Calls landlines, too. GPs, older family, backup numbers.
  • Always ON. Nothing to charge or switch on. No modes.
  • One touch to call. Zero touch to auto-answer carers.
  • See the name of the caller. Blocks unknown callers.

Easiest solution for sons, daughters, carers

Konnekt does EVERYTHING for you: Setup, personalization, call quality optimization. We even help your family get on Skype.

We keep it going, too.  We’re your I.T. support. And we do all changes for you, remotely.

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Fiddly, complicated devices

  • Teaching someone with memory loss to use a tablet PC or mobile is frustrating.
  • Logins, menus, pop-ups and fiddly little icons make them feel stupid.
  • Online scammers are a costly and terrifying threat to the vulnerable.

Wendy says her Videophone is simpler than a telephone.

Do Seniors Tablets work?

Our market research found that many elders over 75 with a declining memory, and those with Alzheimer’s Disease or vascular dementia, have trouble using even the easiest tablets designed for seniors.

We call these top-drawer fillers. They end up in the top drawer, along with other unused gadgets!

The Konnekt Solution

That’s why the founders of this company, Karl and John, created the Konnekt video phone. They saw the needs of their own parents to see their family and friends, as often as they wanted, without the travel.

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Medical studies: Hear how video conversation can help dementia 

Dementia study: Face-to-face conversation helps

Increased social interaction via daily face-to-face calls for 6 weeks were recently shown in an OHSU study to be a promising intervention for improving cognitive function. This is great news for family members unable to travel, too busy or too far away to visit often.

Is your parent suffering from, or at risk of dementia? A user-friendly interface is key to acceptance and adherence. If it’s easy, they’ll keep using it.

As seen in medical journals and news articles

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Winner, Best Consumer-Friendly Product in Aged Care

Konnekt Videophone was selected as the best choice for seniors living at home, independently or in a care home, by a panel of industry experts at the industry’s premier event for new aged-care technologies.

Our Videophone featured in Over 50’s Guide

A national guide distributed by medical clinics, pharmacies and others. This article featured the story of our customer Graham whose wife had passed away recently. He was moved into a nursing home feeling lonely and sinking into depression. Videophone changed his life.

Social isolation and Depression risk

Social isolation is bad for your mental health, and regular face-to-face social interactions are likely a great way to help prevent depression  —  Dr Alan Teo, Prof OHSU

Increased Cognitive Function

Increased social interaction via daily face-to-face calls for 6 weeks were recently shown in an OHSU study to be a promising intervention for improving cognitive function.

In Australia, Canada, USA, UK, Germany, France and 27 other countries, Konnekt Videophone keeps loved ones engaged and inspired, in homes and care homes including

Cheryl and Judy face-to-face

Videophone helps save a life

Konnekt video phone assisted me to visualize my Mum, I am pretty certain my Mum would have died a very horrible death in her unit within 24-48 hours — Cheryl Kolff, daughter, Australia

Cheryl was overseas in the USA. Her mother Judy was suffering from a life-threatening bowel obstruction, but dementia prevented her from verbalizing her pain. Konnekt Videophone with auto-answer allowed Cheryl to see how unwell her Mum was, comfort her, and talk face-to-face with paramedics.

Sandy's Mom prompted to drink water to avoid dehydration

Dehydration kills

Now, Sandy can monitor and encourage her mom to drink water.

Mom’s dementia limits her comprehension. She can’t pick up a phone or push a button without someone telling her to do so. Konnekt has solved that problem with it’s auto-answer capability for selected contacts. Now, her face just lights up when she gets a call. Best of all, adequate water consumption is no longer a huge challenge. — Sandy Flohrs, daughter, MN USA

Already seeing improvements

I am delighted with your innovative product and very grateful for the improvements that I am already seeing in Norma (she has significant cognitive decline). — Amanda Hill, daughter, Malaysia

Dementia Specific Key Features

  • Enables vital face-to-face conversation, with an easy user interface for greater acceptance/adherence
  • One-touch named call buttons – world’s easiest phone, ever
  • No menus, icons, charging – nothing at all to remember
  • Auto-answers trusted carers, with 2-way video – reduces worry
  • Blocks telemarketers, scammers, fraudsters – increases safety

Noel’s Cognitive Improvement

Noel has severe dementia. He couldn’t recognize his own daughter Valery on the telephone. It was heartbreaking for Valery because she lives 4 hours away and was unable to see Dad face-to-face often. Until…

Noel’s new Videophone was set up to Auto Answer Valery’s calls. Valery persisted over many weeks, speaking to him face-to-face. Thanks to the many dementia-specific features and Konnekt’s constant adjustments, Noel started to remember his daughter. He is now answering calls without Auto Answer, and dialing Valery independently.

We’ve seen Noel’s improvement with our own eyes, and the medical evidence supports it. This is only one example.

Chloe talking on Konnekt Videophone

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