where can I buy a calendar clock

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  1. kimhatton

    kimhatton Registered User

    Day Clocks

    I rather agree with' Jenniferpa'. Day Clocks are a good idea but in some cases the sufferer from dementia will often insist that the day is wrong and the clock malfunctioning. My mother wouldn't take any objective facts on board in the last three or four years of her illness. She had always been very self-opiniated trusting her own views above any one else's so whatever we did to orientate her to 'our reality' was dismissed almost straightway. It didn't help that she kept a diary - like she had for all of her life - and met any difference of opinion with 'Look I know I'm right - it's in my diary. Needless to say the diary was a reflection of her world filtered through her dementia. My brother and sister got very annoyed and frustrated about this and fought her every inch of the way - and nobody was happy.
     
  2. Kimina

    Kimina Registered User

    Aug 10, 2010
    4
    Devon
    Calendar Clocks

    Hi All,

    I looked at the clocks recommended by you all, but found them to be too large for my Mum's small bungalow hallway (she keeps her calendar there, so the clock needs to be next to it).

    So on searching myself, I got one on eBay (from an approved seller) that seems ideal and as it's radio controlled, it will always be correct and Mum can't alter it. Search 'Precision LCD Radio Controlled Round Clock Thermometer' on eBay and see what you think, it was just under £18 including delivery. It clearly shows the time, date, month and day of the week and has an alarm.

    Like someone else said here, I just keep reminding her to look at the clock when she asks me or phones me to find out the day of the week.

    Like so many of you, I'm new to all this and am trying to learn quickly what to say and do... but conversations just don't come easily when you have to monitor yourself!

    Thank goodness we have this forum.

    Kimina.
     
  3. nellbelles

    nellbelles Volunteer Host

    Nov 6, 2008
    8,400
    leicester
    Tom has a talking wrist watch, radio controlled that speaks the time, the day and the year, I think it was about £40. He says it is the best thing I ever bought him.

    5 minutes after it has told him he forgets but it doesn't matter, he pushes the button and it repeats..

    I like it because I don't have to keep telling him that it is February not June and the grass ain't growing;);)
     
  4. suey

    suey Registered User

    Feb 24, 2011
    1
    Herts
    day clocks

    Hi
    I found so many of the clocks showing the days of the week to be very expensive (over £100). I eventually found one on Amazon under 'day clocks' from supplier DayClox.com for approx £20.
    Hope this helps!
     
  5. jhdulwich

    jhdulwich Registered User

    Apr 4, 2011
    2
    Clock that displays morning/evening

    Hello - I would like to get a clock for my friend which has a traditional face (ie not digital/24 hour clock) but which states whether it is morning or evening. She dozes a lot during the day and I have just realised that she occasionally doesn't know whether it is morning or evening when she wakes. I'd really like one that says 'Morning' and so on rather than am or pm, but the latter would be better than nothing. If anyone has any suggestions I would be very grateful - I've tried searching on the internet but not found anything yet.
     
  6. sue38

    sue38 Registered User

    Mar 6, 2007
    10,856
    Wigan, Lancs
  7. jhdulwich

    jhdulwich Registered User

    Apr 4, 2011
    2
    Thanks

    Yes - that's very helpful, and they have a cheaper one on there which has pictures for day and night which may well suit us. I shall study the option a little more then get one of these I think. Thank you.
     
  8. kasay

    kasay Registered User

    Mar 17, 2009
    23
    Lancashire
    Grayson

    I got my Mum a Grayson Dementia clock and she has found it a great comfort over the years. She used to ask us the day and time all the time.

    This is the clock I got for her.

    http://www.graysonclocks.com/itemdetail.aspx?i=G239A&c=80

    The only thing it lacked was the year which I got round by printing off and laminating the year i.e. 2011. She finds it easy to read and it is controlled by radio from Rugby. It needs correcting once a year, in the autumn when the clocks go back as it goes forward, by 11 hours, to change the time so it ends up on the wrong half of the day. This means it changes the date and day at lunchtime. Other than that it is perfect. They do other clocks too and were extremely helpful to me which I was choosing one for my mum.
     
  9. justwilliam

    justwilliam Registered User

    Jan 24, 2011
    76
    I bought my mum a clock similar to the desktop one in the last post. She likes it, but she still cannot retain what day it is, so it is only useful if she happens to be staring at it, I think. Really not sure if it helped, although I like the idea that it is the only way she is going to find the date without asking someone.
     
  10. carla16

    carla16 Registered User

    Jan 24, 2011
    30
    London
    calendar clocks

    Hello everyone,

    We are featuring several calendar clocks in our christmas catalogue, as well as a talking watch. This would also be available to buy shortly at our online shop,

    http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/shop

    Hope this helps.



    Carla :)
     
  11. acneilly

    acneilly Registered User

    Feb 7, 2010
    2
    Glasgow
    #31 acneilly, Sep 13, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2011
    Unique calendar clock

    Calendar clocks with unique DAY and NIGHT graphics available from www.clocksforalzheimers.com

    They also do a drywipe weekly calendar board that fits over the clock to show daily tasks and appointments.

    Hope this helps
     
  12. carla16

    carla16 Registered User

    Jan 24, 2011
    30
    London
  13. nmintueo

    nmintueo Registered User

    Jun 28, 2011
    847
    UK
    #33 nmintueo, Dec 5, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2014
  14. valeyrose

    valeyrose Registered User

    Dec 22, 2011
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