Ok so you have become the proud owner of a Amazon Echo and I am sure you will have had fun asking her all sorts of questions, got her to play your favourite tunes and tell you the weather etc, however she can do so much more:-
The Echo smart speakers are known as a gateway device ,they act as the key to unlocking the control of your smart home. Here is a little list of just some of the smart tech you can pair up with your echo device:-
1. The best selling product is Smart Bulbs
2. The next best selling product is the Smart Plugs
3. Another major seller is the Smart Hub
4. A Smart Thermostat features on alot of people wishlists
The golden rule to remember is to rename your device in the Alexa app, name each device in the Alexa app individually and use easy to remember names try to keep it logical , lounge light, wall light , hall light etc
It's best to avoid clashes in Alexa devices. for example having a “lounge” smart speaker and “lounge lamp” can cause confusion with Alexa, so try and keep things separate.
Alexa is a huge gift for people whose life involves caring for a elderley, infimr or unwell family member, but the biggest help comes when caring for people with dementia , especially in those early years.
Alexa can be setup to help in mnay ways for example
This is not a exhaustive list, only you know what things your cared for person needs to remember .
Learning to use Alexa in the early stages will set you up for a assistive technology carer led future.