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I've used an 'old-fashioned' Daytimer for so many years, this design since the '90's. I like the simplicity, ease of entry since I have painful, swollen, frozen hands/fingers/wrists so don't write easily, but my entries are short and sweet. I only choose to see only one day at a time, as otherwise it gets too full and bothersome. It's more concise. And, it's not always with me, as Ive trained myself to keep it bedside at night, and chairside if working on laptop or at desk. This works. I take it in a carry bag with my other 'stuff' like protein snacks or water or diet coke bottles, other papers re Mayo schedule and other information I may need. That way, it's basically always nearby.

I love idea of cell calendar, but it's difficult to enter unless I use voice entry, which will work. But, mostly, I haven't learned how to do the calendar easily and it took me hours to set up the new phone!

It sounds like Mayo or Habit has a day planner you designed or use. Yes? If so, is it available to others, patients? I'd like to know about it...
Blessings to you all and for your program. elizabeth

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Hi @ess77! Yes, we at HABIT have designed a day planner for our patients with memory impairment. It is a checkbook size book that includes the current month with a two pages per day format combined with an additional book that shows the entire year for future planning. The month at a time book has sections each day for appointments, to dos, and notes. It is similar to other commercial systems in many ways, but a bit smaller and also a bit more simplified in many cases. We do not sell them to the public as yet, but we get this question a lot so we've been discussing how we might do so.