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Simple remote for dementia

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my father in law is suffering from dementia and as time goes on he is struggling with the remote for his TiVo box. There is too many things the remote does and he requires a simple remote which does not offer record or menu options as we regularly find him stuck on something he has no idea on how to get out. Is there any dementia friendly remote controls which we can get? 
Thank you 


Forum Team
Forum Team

Hello Rachv


Thank you for taking the time to post in regards to your father in law and the options available for remote controls, we appreciate you taking the time to raise this.


Although we don't offer a specific remote for such requirements, we do offer an alternative remote. Our high contrast Virgin TV V6 and TiVo® box remote is available to all our customers with accessibility needs who may benefit from it.

All Virgin TV V6 and TiVo® box remotes offer the following features:

• Buttons of different shapes to make using them easier.
• Curved sides so you know which way it's facing.
• A raised indicator on the 5 button.
• Audio feedback cues on the TV.
• Audio description available.


Other options and support are available here also 🙂