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Canary Care

  • What does it do?:

    Monitors, movement, temperature and light levels in a domestic home and sends data to a device of your choice

    Allows you to build up a picture of someone's routine, and be able to identify changes


  • What’s the problem?:

    Monitoring data builds an accurate picture of a persons real routine picking up activities they may be unaware of.  This can be used to design appropriate care packages.

    Helps a family keep track of someone living with dementia on their own.

    Illustrates differences in routine which could indicate unseen changes in condition.

  • What our testers liked:

    Home Test Comments:

    We loved it. Very reassuring to know if Mum was in, out, safely in bed.

    We had no idea of the daily routine and it filled in the blanks.


    Dementia Circle Group Initial Impressions:

    Seen as a useful tool for people living with dementia who have remote carers, good to be able to check if your person is warm enough.  

    Liked the door sensor which could alert if someone had left doors open and/or left the house.

  • What our testers disliked:

    Home Test Comments:

    We had a bit of difficulty getting alarms to send through to a phone


    Dementia Circle Group Initial Impressions:


  • What is interesting:
  • The group felt there needs to be more parts to this system if family is managing the response. Setting up a response plan was seen as essential if family are not immediately on hand.
  • The group were positive about this level of monitoring having no objection to having it in their homes should the need arise
  • What our testers said:

    Home Test Comments:

    Loved it, and we want to keep using it.


    Dementia Circle Group Initial Impressions:

    The product was not appropriate for this group, who all have onsite support, however they saw real benefits for families caring remotely.

  • Manufacturer:

    Canary Care

  • Approximate cost: From £300 purchase, then £5 per week. Rental options available. 30 day free trial

Dementia Circle is a service of Alzheimer - Scotland Action on Dementia
Alzheimer Scotland - Action on Dementia is a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland 149069.
Recognised as a charity by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, no. SC022315
160 Dundee Street, Edinburgh, EH11 1DQ - tel: 0131 243 1453

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