I wonder if anyone can help me. My mother has Parkinson’s and finds it difficult to hold a phone and do anything else. She holds the handset with her (very weak) left hand so she can use her right hand to write messages/sip tea whilst talking.

Can someone recommend a good, hands-free/loud speaker phone? Is there such a thing as a phone without a handset?

Many thanks.


We use Philips cordless phones on speaker phone quite a lot and they work well. Ours are quite an old model though so don’t know about the current ones.

Hi, I have just got a BT 4600. The loud speaker is really good so I can put it on the table during a call instead of holding it. Also the buttons are large, which I find easier to use when shaking.

Try an iPhone and use Siri for voice control?