Friday, December 23, 2011

Memory Pill? has posted an article describing how a memory pill may be a reality in the near future.  Mice that were genetically modified to block an immune molecule called, "PKR," were observed to have enhanced brain function due to the increased neuron communication. 

The researchers then found a molecule that could block PKR instead of needing to genetically modify the mice.  The mice were injected with the molecule.  The results were astounding when tested against normal mice!  The regular mice took days to remember where to find an object, while the mice without PKR learned after ONE try. 

This appears to be an important step in treating memory problems and diseases like Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.  Here is to hoping they continue to make breakthroughs that can treat or even reverse the effects of dementia.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Last Minute Christmas Gifts . . .

If you are like me, you are not even close to completing your Christmas shopping.  My wife has been done with her Christmas present shopping for a week and would be able to give me the infamous procrastinator label.  One of the obvious negatives of being a procrastinator is constantly being in a rush.  So I feel the pain of my fellow procrastinators we occasionally get inquiries from who call or email with a hint of panic in their communication.  These like-minded procrastinators wonder if they can get their FotoDialer shipped to them before Christmas. 

Well, I have good news for them and you!  We typically ship the same day FotoDialers are ordered (Monday-Friday before 4:30pm MST, except for holidays).  Units typically arrive in 2-4 business days in the United States.  Even some international orders will usually arrive before Christmas if ordered within the next few days.  For example, if a FotoDialer is ordered today (12/14/11) for Calgary Canada, it will arrive by Wednesday, December 21 using UPS Ground.  Expedited orders can be done, but that will cost a bit more.

Hopefully, the news that you can still get your FotoDialer before Christmas will not lull procrastinators into waiting even longer.  You do have some time, but not too long if you want to surprise your loved one with the device that will renew their ability to use the telephone.  You can purchase FotoDialer by clicking HERE! 

Monday, November 28, 2011

Cyber Monday!

November 28, 2011 is Cyber Monday.  Cyber Monday gives shoppers an alternative to the early morning slugfests of Black Friday.  From your home, you can purchase just about anything you want.  But, there are also risks with shopping online.  Here are a few tips you can do to protect yourself and create a safe and enjoyable online shopping experience.

1) Only enter credit card information on secure pages.  You know it is secure when there is an, "S" after http in the address bar ( 

2) Check your bank statements and keep all receipts.

3) Be sure the website you are on is the real one.

4) Search for better deals on other sites.  If you are looking for a product, chances are you can find it on multiple sites.  Make sure to compare prices, but remember to factor in who has the best warranty and shipping prices too.  The lowest price doesn't necessarily mean the best deal.

For more security and shopping tips, check out this page here.

FotoDialer has a sales price right now so go HERE to purchase.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Time of Thanks!

We want to wish you all the happiest of Thanksgivings!  One of the reasons FotoDialer was developed was to create a stronger bond with families.  Our hope this year is that we all contemplate our families and all that we are grateful for. 

May you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Farewell to Steve Jobs

This past Wednesday, Steve Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) passed away from complications related to pancreatic cancer.  Jobs was a great inventor, entrepreneur, technology pioneer, and innovator.  We leave our thoughts and prayers with his family.

Apple gives a small tribute on their homepage that reads, in part:
"Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple."  Click here to see the entire tribute with a link to leave your own thoughts.

At IntelliSolve, we respect the vision of those who see a problem and create a solution to it.  They do not complain and ask for others to fix it, they instead go to work and produce solutions to make it work.  We try to do the same in our way at IntelliSolve.  Such is the reason for the development of FotoDialer.  Click here for more information on FotoDialer.

Monday, September 12, 2011

To all our Grandparents: Happy Grandparents Day!

Whether we are related biologically or not, we all have those in our lives we revere affectionately as Grandma or Grandpa.  September 11th, 2011 is the day for the celebration of Grandparents Day.  So, in honor of those who always give us a kind ear, who never fail to have delicious cookies in the cookie jar, and who love us no matter what, we want to say, "Thank you and we love you!" 

Here are some facts about Grandparents day from the Grandparents-day website:
Grandparents Day was created in 1978;
The official flower for Grandparents Day is the Forget-me-not;
Grandparents Day was founded by Marian Lucille Herndon McQuade of West Virginia;
It is the first Sunday after Labor Day in September;
It was put in September to signify the, "Autumn years of life;"
Grandparents Day has three purposes: "to honor grandparents, to give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children's children, and to help children become aware of strength, information, and guidance older people can offer."

FotoDialer was made, in part, for our wonderful Grandparents who love unconditionally, smile constantly, and are always there to lift us up.  May FotoDialer be used as a safety device for our Grandparents and be used as a tool to stay in better contact with those we love.  See FotoDialer videos at our website HERE.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A little advice about frustration, FotoDialer problems, and batteries.

I hate being frustrated!  I suppose I get frustrated about the thought of even becoming frustrated.  I can think of a couple dozen emotions I would rather have than being frustrated.  And I think I can say with some confidence that no one else likes to be frustrated either. Frustration makes it so you can't think clearly and impedes everyday activity. 

Every now and then, we get a call about a problem with someones FotoDialer.  The customer is rightfully frustrated with their unit not working correctly.  And we are frustrated on our end that there is a problem with the unit at all.  Haven't we all been there?  Usually, after a few minutes, the problem is discovered and found to be a non-issue or easy fix and everyone is happy.  The solution is usually VERY simple.

Nine times out of ten, the problem is because of a low battery.  "Really?" you may think.  Yup, sometimes it is just that simple if your unit is misdialing, etc. 

Too often, we see batteries that are just laying around and we use them on our electronics.  We look at the side label and see that the battery doesn't expire till November of 2016.  Wow!  We can really use them for five more years!?  Nope, you can't!  The reality is that you probably cannot consistently use any battery for that long.  The expiration date means they are somewhat usable if they have never been in use and aren't too corroded. 

So, here is the helpful hint of the day to avoid some frustration:
When you get your FotoDialer, or may have problems with dialing please check the batteries.  Do not assume your batteries are 100%.  If a battery is not 100%, it will interfere with the ability of your unit to work properly.  To be safe, get alkaline (not rechargeable) batteries that are fresh from the store and still in their packaging.  The FotoDialer units almost never have problems with their ability to work properly.  In fact, I can only recall one or two times where a unit was legitimately not working correctly and needed repair.  The solution is probably low batteries.  Try this out first and then you can save yourself from some frustration.  Now, you can go back to clear thinking and great everyday activities free of stress and frustration. 

Friday, April 1, 2011

Alzheimer's Caregiver-Thank You!

As I have met with the families of those who care for their loved ones with Alzheimer's, my heart goes out to them. Many become frustrated, lonely, and feel a loss of hope. They must constantly care for their loved one, be cognizant of potential dangers, and all this in addition to their usual, everyday business. It can be a heavy burden. This article writes about some caregivers in Utah who have the opportunity to care for their loved ones with Alzheimer's. Utah is expected to lead the nation in cases of Alzheimer's because the lifespan is longer there.

These reasons are why we are so pleased to offer FotoDialer as just one more tool to aid both the caregiver and the recipient of Alzheimer's. FotoDialer offers a sense of safety because the patient or the caregiver can contact emergency help with ease. Frustration stemming from the inability of the Alzheimer's recipient to dial the phone properly because of forgetting phone numbers is eliminated.  Barriers of communication with family and friends are removed.  Those with any form of dementia can typically recall events in their lives when they were happiest. So at the very least, FotoDialer can present them with an opportunity to browse through old pictures of their loved ones (we suggest placing photos when loved ones were younger so the person with Alzheimer's can remember them with greater ease). We do realize FotoDialer is only beneficial for the person with Alzheimer's when they are in the early stages of the disease. However, it still remains a useful tool for the caregiver at any stage.

My hat goes off to those who work tirelessly in behalf of those they love. This hard work often occurs without any accolades or appreciation. So, from IntelliSolve, we say THANK YOU!

For those who don't know what FotoDialer is, please visit our description page here. Below is a video of FotoDialer. There are also some videos you can see here.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

FotoDialer Patent is Finally Issued!

Last week we received some very exciting information that I want to pass along. It has been a long wait, but the patent for FotoDialer has FINALLY been issued! Help us celebrate by sharing the good news with your family and friends. Visit our website here. Make it a great day!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Three year old calls 911

I love this story! A three year old Nevada girl was taught by her Mom how to call 911 one morning. Later that day she got to put that lesson into practice when her Mom had a seizure and fell on the ground. She helped save her Mom's life by calling 911. Oddly enough, her Dad is on the Fire and Rescue service and responded to the call. It is comforting to see young children's capabilities to act beyond their youthful ability.

Over the years, I have heard stories such as this where a young child actually saves their parent's life by calling 911 for help in an emergency. These kids are extraordinary and uncommon. It makes you wonder how many young children are on the other side of the spectrum and are unable to call 911 in an emergency because they simply do not know how to. Or, how many people (the elderly especially) are so full of adrenaline or pain that they cannot manage dialing an emergency number? Are there many of these people?

This is one of the main reasons FotoDialer was developed. There is no way a small child or elderly person cannot dial emergency help when all they need to do is press an emergency button on their FotoDialer. There is no need to remember sequences of numbers. It may sound silly or even absurd to think someone may not be able to dial such an easy number as 911. There are even jokes that underscore the perceived ridiculousness of forgetting this number like, "quick, what's the number to 911?" Jokes aside, thinking is not clear when a child or an elderly person (particularly those with any form of dementia) is running on adrenaline or is full of pain in an emergency. Chemicals rush into the brain for the sole purpose of keeping someone alive; rational thinking tends to go out the door.

It is a comfort for people to know that family members can call for emergency help if needed by simply pushing a button next to a wallet-sized photograph. I will continue to love seeing heroic acts done by the uncommon youngster on behalf of their family, but wouldn't it be great if all children could have the ability to call for help in an emergency?

For more information on FotoDialer, see our description page or see some of our videos. Thank you for visiting and make sure you keep in touch with those you love!