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My mother has Alzheimer's/dementia.

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I used Samsung Techwin SmartCam SNH-1011N Network Camera - Day/Night. They are the easiest to set up & they connect to the wifi. My tech friend doesn't recommend them if it's for baby watching. Something about them not having a dedicated line so a nefarious person may be able to gain access & watch. Anyway with that in mind I only have them in the common areas where privacy of an 87 yr old isn't much concern. The ones in her bedroom are facing only her headboard area & one at floor level in case she fell. Now that I've moved in I still use the phone app if I'm outside or in another room. Also helpful for a quick errand while she naps. resolution isn't great at night but you can see & theres a lot of having to restart the app if your watching continuously. No way to put all the cameras on a screen at once either, but I'm overall happy with them.
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Perhaps a nanny cam would work for what you are looking for. You can set those up and review them later on.
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Thank you for understanding. Hope there are some reasonable answers or suggestions as which type of device would be appopriate for my situation. Since I am the child that has had may years of medical knowledge, worked in the medical products industries for years, and I am now recently retired, not by choice, I am her 24/7 caregiver. We have tried many other home health care workers, nurse aids, etc., but for 3-8 hours a day and maybe 2-4 times a week, became very expensive for my father and mother who only have medicare coverage and on a very low "fixed" income. So, I am her "everything" giver at this time.
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confused, thank you for giving us more information.   Now I understand why you would want to put up security cameras and/or voice recorders just to be sure what is going on.

I am hoping for your sake and for your Dad's, that is is Mom's dementia doing the talking.   But it is understandable for a caregiver to lose control as frustrations can become  so very overwhelming.

Is there any chance that your parents could hire a caregiver to help out?   Or do your parents feel "we can manage"?

As for what type of device to use, hopefully other writers here can give you some tips.
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Thank you for reviewing my coments from the last year concerning my mother. I ,her daughter, am her primary caregiver and I visit her daily since I only live 10 minutes away from my parents. My mother lives with my father, but my father (who wil turn 80 soon), has some joint and orthopaedic issues of his own and is not able to help her bathe, dress, help her with hygiene, and run her errands for her along with er scheduled dr appointments and tests. They have "live" together in the same house for last 46 years now. Mom comments to me at times that my father is occasionally verbally and mentally "abusive" towards her, but again, is this her illness telling me that? or is he becomming frustrated with her and getting to this point now? This is the reason I am needing a "security device" to view the situation.
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Confused24, I was reading some of your past postings, some going back a year, and I am thinking your Mom needs a higher level of care then still living at home, with all of her medical issues.

Does your Mom have 24 hour care either by you and the family, or by professional caregivers?

Curious why you want cameras and/or voice recorders at this stage of your Mom dementia?
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