Dementia & Hi Visibility Clocks:
- Assist residents and patients with short sight
- Create conversation starters and trigger memorised dates recollection
- Help distinguish between day and night
Alzheimers and Dementia - problems telling the time
Telling the time is one of the first things we learn growing up, and is a function we take for granted. However, loss of time sense and an inability to read or comprehend clocks is quite common as we age, particularly if suffering from a brain disorder such as dementia. Distinguishing between AM and PM can often lead to odd requests for dinner at 5am or a panic at bedtime worrying about being late for an appointment. It's not easy to understand or rectify, and the outcome of re-training someone to recognise time can often be a fruitless exercise.
Clocks for dementia sufferers
Although there are no guarantees of success, having a specialised clock in the most commonly used areas gives you a fast reference tool for reassuring patients and residents of the time of day. The easy to read digits and clocks hands are bold and chunky, with the option to choose a day/night clock for a quick point to the sun or moon and a friendly chat, the anxiety of day/night confusion can be reduced quickly.