Many activities of daily living depend on executive function, when should something be done and how should something be done? AbleLink Cognitive Support Software can help. AbleLink Scheduler can provides visual and spoken reminders of events and AbleLink task prompting programs give audio/visual step by step instructions on how to do tasks around the house, to make a simple meal for example. Both these programs can run on Windows Mobile PDAs.
For someone who lives on their own Halliday James' i-Cue Dynamic Support Environment provides a firm basis for independence. It monitors activity and can provide feedback to the occupant to help them stay safe and secure. It can give contextual prompting so that, for example, someone is going to the front door they may be reminded to take their keys with them and lock up. However if they are going to the door to answer the doorbell it may be more appropriate to advise them not to answer the door to strangers and show them a picture of who is there.
More than that it can help support workers and providers. By monitoring and analysing activity it can decide if a situation needs intervention and by providing easy communication between the resident and a support worker, situations can often be resolved without the need for a visit, if necessary with the supporter controlling appliances remotely.