My mam needs a bedside calendar clock(face not digital, ideally alarm battery. When she wakes up she doesn't know what day it is and gets confused as to what her routine for the day is. Could anyone please help me find where to get one? Thanks.
I'm not sure that this is what you want but I thought that I would mention it anyway.
My dad has the same problem of not knowing what day of the week it is. We bought him something called a dayclock. It looks just like a normal clock but only has one hand which points to the day of the week.
The only thing I would say about all these clocks is: even if you get one, and your loved one can read it, they still might not believe it or even if they do, that might not have any meaning for them. We sometimes, on the outside looking in, seek to find solutions to what appears to be the problem, only to find that the problem is something quite different.
Mum had a problem remembering the day of the week- the Community Psychiatric Nurse arranged for one to be delivered to her on loan.It came ready set with day, month, am or pm and time on it. Now when she askes the wardens the day of the week they direct her back to the clock- breaking the cycle of "what day is it"
Hope it works for you- we have mum's next to the telly so when she is sat in her chair she can see at a glance what day it is.
My brother has alzheimers and I was the same as a lot of you.
I bought him a calendar clock [c.£80 del] from Graysons http://www.graysonclocks.com/default.aspx and also a bedside alarm clock from a superstore [c.£5]
The only thing is that although he can read the clock when pushed, he does not always recognise the time and date on it.
The alarm clock I set at the lowest volume and told him to just leave it as it switches off itself after an hour. For the first few weeks, he was unplugging it as he thought it was really loud, I presume by the fact that it woke him up from silence. I think we have it sorted now and he is getting up regularly as he used to and also wants to to enable him to start his day.
As said below, with the best will in the world we carers do miss the point sometimes.
I am new to talking points and came across it when trying to find a calendar clock for my Mum who has vascular dementia and is always asking 'What day is it?'. I have ordered one fron Wharton's as suggested by sue38. It looks just what we were looking for with the day and date and an analogue clock below. THANK YOU.