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No concept of time


Registered User
Jan 29, 2014
I think Mum is struggling with the concept of time. She was up at 4.15am, downstairs at 7am and on phone to her sister at 7.50am (lucky her). I thought of putting stickers on her clock to tell her when to get up but would love other suggestions. Night-time is not a problem. The dementia stuff is just so expensive.


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Mar 4, 2013
Auckland...... New Zealand
My parents live behind me, and according to Dad, Mum wakes and goes through the kitchen at 4-5am looking out the curtains to see if my lounge light is on.
Once its on, it seems to be her cue to get up for the day. If I don't want her ringing before 7am I stay in bed.

At the same time, if I have gone to bed at night, and my 18yo son is still up watching TV, she has been known to ring at 10pm.

She can tell the time still, if its a clock with hands, but it means nothing.

I like the digitial frame idea.