Day Clocks Help Your Senior Friends Answer The Questions: What Time Is it? What Day Is It?….
When I was a caregiver, the day clock I gave my Mom was one of the best presents I could have given her (or me)….
Instead of Mom being confused about the day, date or time, all she had to do was look at the clock. Note: I specifically put the clock right next to the TV where her gaze was usually set….
The use of a day clock also establishes a bit of independence for your elderly loved one as the information they might be seeking multiple times a day is right there on that handy dandy clock.
In fact, I know Mom got a kick out of the times I’d ask her what day it was. A quick glance at the day clock, and she was in the know!
The simplest day clock model, perhaps for those with advance Alzheimer’s or dementia, just shows whether it is morning, afternoon, night, etc.
These day clocks might work well for those elderly loved ones with Sundowner’s.
Sundowner’s, for those who don’t know, is a symdrome where the patient can’t tell what portion of the day they are in. They frequently confusing morning for night. A simple day clock helps these types of people orient themselves.
Some day clocks, like the beautiful mahogany one above, even has multiple alarms now – a nice touch, especially if there are reminders needed throughout the day.
With no buttons to mess with, these day clocks that tell the day and time are perfect for those who might have ‘wandering hands’ associated with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Just set it and forget it.
Day Clocks On Amazon.com
Regardless of which of the below Day Clocks you choose, they made my ‘best seller’ list for good reason – reviewers of this clock just love the thing, and, I’m one of them!
The first clock shown below has a nice feature; the background and font can be changed. The simplest day clock is the one next to it, perfect for Alzheimer’s or dementia subjects.
Change Font and Background Color! Upgraded with Parts of the Day & Alarm – iGuerburn Digital Talking Family Clock Calendar – Great for the Elderly (Especially Dementia & Vision Impairment) & Kids – Plush-painted Black 8″ LEDThe Simplest Day Clock – Dementia Day Cycle Day ClockHurrah Extra-Large Memory Loss Digital Calendar Day Clock with Non-Abbreviated Day (White)HeQiao 8 Inch LED Large Digital Wall Clocks Silent Desk Calendar Day Clock for Seniors Dementia Alzheimer Memory Loss (Elegant Black)Clear Clock Digital Memory Loss Calendar Day Clock With Optional Day Cycle Mode Perfect For Seniors + Impaired Vision (Black)
Oversized Day Clocks
These oversized clocks are meant for any wall – they are very easy to read at any time of the day. The green color text seems to sell the best off my website; I can vouch for the fact that the readout is crisp and clear.
Note: these clocks typically come with an option of text color – typically red, blue or green.
Also, before purchasing, make sure you know if the display can be dimmed or not as, if you’re putting it in a bedroom, an undimmable readout may be intrusive.
Comes In Various Sizes From Big To HUGE! Ivation JID0222GRN Big Oversized Digital GreenLED Calendar Clock with Day and Date (Green)Active Living Oversized Digital LED Dynamic Wall ClockAcuRite 75152M Oversized Blue LED Clock with Indoor Temperature, Date & Fold-Out Stand, 14.5″
The second clock which sells well is this DBTech Oversized LED Clock, shown above on the left. You can order this clock in 3 sizes – 12″, 16″ or a gigantic 22″ wide.
More Clocks That Tell The Day
These clocks come in various styles but my favorites are below. For the most simple day clock, select one like the first link below.
DayClocks Inc. Classic Mahogany DayClockDayClocks SCO Small Contemporary Oak DayClockDayClocks CBR Contemporary Brown Analog Clock – Displays Day of Week & Time of DayOak Frame Day Clock Timepiece Home Accent DecorDay Of The Week Clock NC Sunrise