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.
Instead of her being confused about the day, date and 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.
There’s a few different day clocks on the market these days (I only had one choice). The simplest model, perhaps for those with advance Alzheimer’s just shows whether it is morning, afternoon, nights, 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 where in the day they are. They frequently confusing morning for night.
The most confusing time of the day for those with Sundowner’s is during dawn and dusk.
Some day clocks even have dual alarms now – a nice touch, especially if there are reminders needed throughout the day.
With no buttons to mess with, these clocks 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! I bought one for my kitchen and quickly scrambled back to the computer to buy one of these great clocks with day and date for my bedroom. I’m loving it!
Dementia Day Cycle Day ClockNEW Dual Alarm Clock – SVINZ Day Clock Digital Calendar – Extra Large Non-Abbreviated Day & Month – Excellent for Impaired Vision – Brushed Silver – SDC006Svinz Memory Loss Day Clock Digital Calendar – Extra Large Non-Abbreviated Day & Month – Excellent for Impaired Vision – Brushed SilverHurrah Extra-Large Memory Loss Digital Calendar Day Clock with Non-Abbreviated Day (White)[Newest Version] Day Clock – Extra Large Impaired Vision Digital Clock with 4 Alarm Options & Battery Backup – Premium Mahogany Color
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. 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.
Ivation JID0222GRN Big Oversized Digital GreenLED Calendar Clock with Day and Date (Green)Active Living Oversized Digital LED Dynamic Wall ClockDBTech JID0316GRN Big Oversized Digital Red LED Calendar Clock with Day Date and Temperature (Green)
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.
Reviewers love the bright blue display which is readable from quite some distance and is customizable to three different levels of brightness. The display is also very crisp and clean, according to most reviews.
These day clocks can be set for either military time or am/pm settings. The AM and PM even light up so it’s quite easy to see exactly where one is in the day (a typical problem for those with dementia or Alzheimer’s).
Note: this clock comes with a readout in red, blue or green. You cannot dim the red readout but you can dim the blue and green. The green sells the most off this website.
To see more of a selection of day clocks, including wall clocks, check out my other post on Day Clocks.
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 DayClockContemporary Style Day And Time Oak ClockDayClocks CBR Contemporary Brown Analog Clock – Displays Day of Week & Time of DayOak Frame Day Clock Timepiece Home Accent DecorOak Day 11.87 in. Wall Clock