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The Best Dementia Clocks – Top tips on buying a calendar clock

In this article on dementia clocks, we will explain

  • what Dementia and Alzheimer’s Clocks are and how they help people with memory loss
  • the benefits of these clocks and the best day clocks you can buy
  • the different types of clocks available on the market
  • tips for choosing the right clock

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Our Number 1, and best rated, dementia clock

Radio Controlled Talking Button Clock

What you need to know

  • One of the best dementia clocks for a loved one and the customer ratings support this.
  • Uniquely, this doesn’t have a face, specially designed for someone with memory problems, dementia issues and or sight impairment. That  is a large button that has audio and ‘talks the time’. 
  • The button clock is large – around 3 inches in diameter, this adds to its ease of use  
  • The button clock automatically sets itself  via a radio signal. This is useful as there is no need to worry about resetting or setting when the clocks change
  • Being a button design the model is easy to operate and tells the time day and date by pressing the update button
  • To use the reminder clock and calendar function and keep track of the day and the date and you simply have to press the  button two or three times
  • There are eight different alarms that are easy to set up
  • This has a multi language setting including English, French, German and Polish

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This is rated our best value for money dementia clock

The Days of the Week Alzheimer Clock

What you need to know

  • A  classic analogue design. The face is large at 10 inches and is easy to read
  • The face is divided into the days of the week as a reminder for those with memory issues
  • There is no tick this means it is quite and is not distracting 
  • The surround is made from a cheerful red plastic which adds to the design
  • Requires a single AA battery, is easy to set up and is wall mounted 
  • Cannot be wall mounted

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The best of the rest

Clock with day and date for Alzheimers

Why we rated this the best clock

  • Clock with day and date for Alzheimers
  • Really easy set up
  • Numbers are very clear to see
  • Good if you have poor eyesight

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White ‘Perpetual’ Calendar Dementia Clock

What you need to know

  • Looks beautiful

  • Really simple set up

  • Looks great in a kithen

  • Made of solid material

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Extra Large Atomic Day Clocks with Analogue Display

What you need to know

  • With both a large analogue clock and a digital display calendar it is readable from a distance 
  • Idea for people with dementia as this automatically sets and adjusts avoiding any consumption from accidental time, day and date changes
  • The face and display are designed with smooth edges that complement the rectangular shape 
  • Designed with safety in mind there is no cord and the smooth design means there are no sharp edges  
  • The clock can be either wall mounted or stand alone on a table
  • The dimmer function brings this something different

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White Digital Easy to Read Dementia Calendar Clock

What you need to know

  • Ideal for people with a diagnosis of alzheimers and people with dementia, the automatic setting means that there is no need to worry about adjusting. Particularly useful at the end of the month or a leap year. 
  • THis is a popular gift clock bought by loved ones
  • There are several display options showing the time and calendar. 
  • The abbreviated display is large and clear and is able to be read from upto twelve meters away
  • Easy to use however there is some setup required

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 Large Digital Clock with Pill Reminders

What you need to know

  • This clock for alzhemimer’s has 20 preset appointment, medication or other reminders this dementia clock is a useful addition to help with forgetfulness
  • A great clock to help people maintain their independence
  • The clock has a customisable display that allows the user or a loved one to set up the face in the way that suits them
  • You can choose from five different clock face display modes including time of day, calendar and reminders.
  • Easy to use straight from the box and there is no set up required.
  • Some versions have the capability to add photos

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Battery powered LCD Day Clock- ‘Dementia and Alzheimer’s Clock

What you need to know

  • Designed specifically to help people with health issues such as alzheimers and dementia patients,  this is a high quality clock
  • The digital display screen is sharp and clear in all conditions and ambient light
  • The clock features a quick and easy to set up with no experience needed
  • The batteries are long lasting reducing the  confusion caused by a stopped clock
  • Rather than focusing on the exact time the clock keeps track of the day and if it is morning, afternoon or evening
  • Supplied with a sturdy wooden frame that is robust and fits into any home

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Alarm Clock Digital Day Clock LED Calendar Dayclox

What you need to know

  • The clock features an simple to read display that is visible both during the day and at night
  • An straight forward alarm and snooze function that helps everyone get up on time 
  • The display is dimmable and designed to not bother or wake you during the night
  • The clock also has a bright mode that offers anyone a clear view of the time even in direct sunlight
  • The LED alarm clock is designed for simplicity and can be operated with one hand

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Multifunction Digital Alarm Clock with LED Display

What you need to know

  • A large screen LED digital calendar clock display that is back- lit that makes tis visible at all times
  • The information displayed  is not abbreviated and you have the choice of either the 12 or 24 hour time display
  • The display is easy to read in low light and turns off automatically.
  • Made from plastic and the clock is battery operated by 2 AAA batteries (not included)
  • The screen also offers the current temperature and the function buttons are large and accessible

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Large White Calendar Flip Clock

What you need to know

  • A two in one flip calendar clock that is automatic and self adjusting
  • This clock for dementia is designed to to aid in living longer in your own home 
  • The large size clock display suits those suffering from vision impairment, dementia or alzheimers
  • The big digits and bold numbers means the display is readable from further distances 
  • The largest digit measures 2.5 inchs  x 2 inches and is claimed to readable from upto 30 meters away
  • Easy to fix to the wall with a mounting hanging mouth that is simple  to remove when the  batteries need to be changed

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Weather Station Clock with Wireless Sensor Outdoor

What you need to know

  • The display dimensions are 8 inch tall LCD screen that is readable in all conditions 

  • As well as the usual functions there’s a weather feature the screen background changes with the weather, showing you if there is a blue sky outside.

  • The screen is easy to see and the display tells you the  date and time that is highly visible

  • Great for people that suffer from blindness, partial vision or poor eyesight 

  • The digital alarm can be set as a medication reminder degreeing any anxiety 

  • The image can be set to 8 languages including English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Spanish and Polish 

  • To counter the confusion caused from abbreviated words the information is presented completely

  • Find a colour to suit you

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Dementia, Digital Thermometer and Room Alarm Clock

What you need to know

  • The alarm clock highlights the day of the week in an abbreviated form., 
  • The sound quality is good that allows you to listen to music or audio books 
  • Designed to be simple to operate for people with dementia.
  • Made from premium materials this has a nice look and would fit into any house 
  • LED display shows information clearly and is bright as with many others  the display is easy to see in the light or dark

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Day & Night Analogue Clock for Alzheimer’s & Dementia

What you need to know

  • A simple and classic style analogue design that has a large (6 inch diameter) face
  • The classic feel and simple design means that there is no alarm setting or reminder features. This is a classic clock 
  • With the face being large it can been seen from a distance
  • The only step away from a simple clock is that there Night / Day graphic reminder for people with alzheimer’s, dementia or any memory impairment
  • Cannot be plugged directly in to the mains

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Calendar Clock with Light Wooden Panels

What you need to know

  • Supplied with a battery this simplistic, retro feel calendar clock has a stylish wooden panel design with a ticker digital calendar display
  • This model has a perpetual calendar function which means that it is self adjusting and changes the display on month end whether this is the 28th, 29th, 30th or 31st of the month.and leap years.
  • The letters are mid range in height at around an inch high
  • The unit is wall mounted
  • As with the previous Grayson model there is an initial set up required

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What you need to know

  • With this day clock you can easily see what day it is
  • Looks very retro
  • Large clear numbers
  • Very easy to set up

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Battery Operated Calendar Clock

What you need to know

  • Beautiful looking clock
  • Battery operated dementia clock
  • Very easy to read
  • Second hand silently sweeps around the clock
  • Really easy to set up

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Day & Night Analogue Clock

What you need to know

  • Helps you easily see whether its day or night
  • Really easy to tell the rime
  • Looks really nice
  • Good for those with memory loss

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Forget Me Not Day Clock

What you need to know

  • Really easy to tell the day
  • Looks beautiful
  • Large wording makes it clear
  • Doesn’t look like a typical clock

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Digital Day Clock & Alarm Clock

What you need to know

  • Good size with clear lettering and numbering
  • Helpful for getting people in to a routine
  • Very easy set up
  • Alarm clock to remind you to take medicatio

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Clock With Date – Karlsson Flip Calendar 

What you need to know

  • Very stylish
  • Scandinavian design
  • Clock with date easily viewable
  • Very easy to read
  • Easy set up

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Dementia and calendar clocks

– Dementia and Alzheimer’s Clocks are specially designed clocks for people with dementia, Alzheimer’s or memory loss. This would, for example, apply to anyone with a diagnosis of vascular dementialewy body dementia or frontemporal demantia. It is important that patients with a Dementia or Alzheimer’s diagnosis have structure, routine and predictability in their lives. That is why many people look for a clock with day and date for Alzheimer’s.

– As dementia progresses, time-telling skills usually decline and are often lost completely.

– Dementia and Alzheimers clocks can help patients keep track of the current time, date, and day of the week. They also have a digital alarm clock to reming you to take medication. Sometimes you can also buy talking clock’s that perform a similar function.

– Clocks with a traditional clock face can be helpful as patients sometimes forget how to read digital and find them confusing.

– Dementia patients often lose the ability to recognise whether it’s day or night so Dementia Day and Night clocks can help them keep track.

– Digital Calendar and digital alarm clocks can display reminders, photos, videos, or audio recordings.

– In the early stages of dementia, a day date clock may be suitable.

– In the mid to late stages of dementia, a clock that simply states the day and what part of the day – morning, afternoon, evening and night – they’re in, may be more suitable.

– Bear in mind that people react differently to different products and what might suit one person might not suit another.

– It is important to choose a product that suits the individual and their situation, particularly for those with memory loss.

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The clocks below are also cheaper than those you may find in Argos or Age UK.

The best day alarm clocks for people with dementia

On the market you will find many clocks for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients.

Many of them have a traditional clock face which is very helpful for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s.  Patients with memory loss usually have quite clear memories of their younger years, but find it difficult to retain new memories.

As they grew up with traditional clocks around them, ironically, they would find digital calendar clocks more difficult to read and understand.

How can Dementia and Alzheimer’s clocks help patients?

It is important that patients suffering with dementia or Alzheimer’s have structure, routine and predictability in their lives to offer them some comfort and security.

When they lose the ability to recognise the time of day, the day of the week or even whether it is day or night, they can panic and feel anxious.

Specially designed clocks for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients can help return that sense of structure so that they can regain some of what they have lost. It also benefits caregivers as they no longer need to keep repeating the day or time over and over again.

What are Dementia clocks and Alzheimer’s clocks?

They are specially designed clocks for people with dementia, Alzheimer’s or memory loss. As dementia progresses, time-telling skills usually decline and are often lost completely.  This could lead a person with dementia to become even more confused, agitated and anxious.

They can help them keep track of the current time and date, and day of the week.  They usually have a traditional, easy-to-read display on a round face, and clearly show whether it is night or day. Some also include the day, date and year.

A relatively simple technology such as a Dementia or Alzheimer’s Clock, can make home life more peaceful for patients and caregivers alike.

Benefits of Dementia Day Clocks

Dementia sufferers often lose the ability to recognise what time it is and even whether it’s day or night which causes them a lot of confusion and anxiety.

By placing large numbered Dementia Day Clocks around the house they will be able to see the time clearly, whether its morning, afternoon or evening and the day and month.  This could help ease the worry of missing an appointment, meal time or even their favourite TV programme.

It is also useful to have clocks that indicate day and night during times of the year when light changes earlier or later than usual.

Benefits of Digital Day Dementia Clocks

These day clocks display reminders such as appointments, when to take medication and meal times, alongside photos, videos, or audio recordings. They are great for people that are starting to live with memory loss.

For example, you can set audio reminders to take medication at a certain time, or even to remind the patient to turn the cooker off. You can also display photos and videos of loved ones.

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Benefits of Dementia Clocks during the night

Dementia can affect sleep patterns, which means people with the condition may wake up often during the night. If they wake up and are feeling disorientated, it can be useful to have a clock that clearly shows whether it’s 2am or 2pm.

For example the dementia friendly clock would show a sun and light blue sky when it’s daytime, which would then rotate to a moon, stars and dark blue sky when it’s night time. This would help to prevent confusion in people who are waking up in the middle of the night.

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Tips for choosing the right type of dementia friendly clock

If you are in the early stages of dementia

Those in the earlier stages of dementia may still be able to read a clock face, but need one that is clearly marked with all the numbers, as well as the day, month, and year.

A digital calendar day date clock could therefore be useful as they clearly show whether it is am or pm (or operate on a 24-hour clock mode) as well as the time and date, month and year. Some also have a digital alarm clock to help ensure that any medication is taken.

Day and night clocks may be suitable for people in the early stages of dementia.  By recognising when it is day and night it may encourage patients who tend to wake up and wander around in the night to stay in bed and go back to sleep.

If you are in the mid to late stages of dementia

A person in the mid and later stages of dementia may struggle to read a clock face.  It would then be better to choose a simple clock that states the day and what part of the day – morning, afternoon, evening and night – they’re in.

Bear in mind that people react differently to different products. What might suit one person might not suit another.

For example, whilst one person may find it useful to have a recorded message reminding them to take their medication, others may find it confusing.  It is important to choose a product that suits the individual and their situation.

Where can you buy a Dementia day clock

In our experience, one of the cheapest places to buy these types of clocks is Amazon.

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A helpful video for you

Want to learn more? Well here is a useful video that provides you with more useful information when looking to make a purchase.

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Jane Parkinson

Jane Parkinson

Jane is one of our primary content writers and specialises in elder care. She has a degree in English language and literature from Manchester University and has been writing and reviewing products for a number of years.

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