where can I buy a calendar clock

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  1. aaquinn

    aaquinn Registered User

    Feb 21, 2008
    4
    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.
     
  2. clarethebear

    clarethebear Registered User

    Oct 16, 2007
    197
    manchester, uk
    Hi Aaquinn

    Welcome to TP.

    I remember someone asking the same thing a few months ago. Give me a while and I'll try and see if I can find it and answer your question for you.

    Clare
     
  3. sue38

    sue38 Registered User

    Mar 6, 2007
    10,856
    Wigan, Lancs
  4. clarethebear

    clarethebear Registered User

    Oct 16, 2007
    197
    manchester, uk
    Hi

    Sorry i couldn't find the old thread. If you look at the site sue has mentioned there is one on there. If this isn't what you are looking for give me a shout and I'll have a look on the net for you.

    Take Care
    Clare
     
  5. burfordthecat

    burfordthecat Registered User

    Jan 9, 2008
    1,707
    Female
    Leicestershire
    Hi aaquinn

    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.

    If you are interested, please see linkhttp://www.dayclocks.co.uk/products.asp

    The only problem we now have is for dad to remember to look at the clock!

    Burfordthecat
     
  6. sue38

    sue38 Registered User

    Mar 6, 2007
    10,856
    Wigan, Lancs
    Hi Burfordthecat,

    I've not seen that type of clock before, so thanks for that link.
     
  7. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,432
    That's a very neat clock, burfordthecat.

    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.
     
  8. aaquinn

    aaquinn Registered User

    Feb 21, 2008
    4
    many thanks for all your help - I have managed to find one at mail@graysonclocks.com - mam thinks it will help we will have to see but anything is worth a try to make her life a little easier.
     
  9. bclark

    bclark Registered User

    Feb 15, 2008
    68
    greenhithe kent
    dear aaguin, try loking at the facts sheets on this site on assistant technology they have calander clocks. bclark:)
     
  10. KenC

    KenC Registered User

    Mar 24, 2006
    913
    Co Durham
    Hello again,

    There is a firm called PSS.org.uk, which is based in Liverpool, and they deal in all sorts of careing and support equipment for people with Dementia etc. There is also an excellant on line catalogue.

    Best Wishes
    Ken
     
  11. Legion

    Legion Registered User

    Aug 4, 2008
    9
    Somerset, UK
    Is there such a thing as a calander watch

    I saw the post on the calander clock which looks really useful but wondered if anyone has seen a wrist-watch version? Thanks
     
  12. julieann15

    julieann15 Registered User

    Jun 13, 2008
    2,012
    Leicestershire
    Hello
    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.

    Julie x
     
  13. diablo

    diablo Registered User

    Dec 4, 2008
    35
    Fylde Coast, England
    I was looking for a calendar clock for mum earlier and came across this page. I didn't find anything really suitable on the net, but I popped into Asda earlier and saw that they had one.

    It's an Acctim Stratus.

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    It's a little bit larger than I wanted, but I think mum will find it useful in a corner of the kitchen. She thought it was Friday today and was wondering where the daycentre car was.

    It was only £14.69 so I can use it in my garage if she hates it. :)
     
  14. julieann15

    julieann15 Registered User

    Jun 13, 2008
    2,012
    Leicestershire
    My mum's CPN got one for her FREE- it is on loan from the Red Cross- may be worth asking before paying out good money!!

    Julie x
     
  15. PaulBear

    PaulBear Registered User

    Nov 30, 2007
    3
    Hull-Swindon
    Clocks

    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.
    regards
     
  16. DonnaHewitt

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    Aug 25, 2010
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    #16 DonnaHewitt, Aug 25, 2010
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  17. miss cool

    miss cool Registered User

    Jul 20, 2010
    619
    taunton
    HI get on to SS thy should supply one for you the kind that SUE 38 showed on the picture.... love miss cool. xxxx
     
  18. carrie99

    carrie99 Registered User

    Apr 26, 2009
    175
    Yorkshire
    Clocks

    I have a big Calender clock - it is a real clock, not digital.

    The clock I have is the Grayson Time Management system,
    Automatic Calendar.

    Hopefully you can find it on the internet. I would not function without mine!!

    Carrie
     
  19. Gwennie

    Gwennie Registered User

    Aug 15, 2010
    49
    Cambridge
    Hi DonnaHewitt
    What a great website you've recommended and not just for the clock. So many items I can see will be of use to mum and I've been thinking how can get that or this....
     
  20. tictac50

    tictac50 Registered User

    Nov 22, 2010
    1
    Leeds
    where can I buy a calendar clock?

    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.:)
     

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