The Day Night Clock for Alzheimer’s Patients
Seniors and patients with dementia sometimes have difficulty differentiating between the different times of day. A clock might say 7 o’clock, but the patient might not know whether that is 7 in the morning or 7 in the evening, and Alzheimer’s patients frequently have difficulty reading the numbers on digital clocks. To combat these difficulties, clocks for Alzheimer’s patients have to overcome several potential causes of confusion. A day and night clock can solve that confusion.
Battery Changing Instructions
- If clock is wall mounted, remove it from wall
- Using a finger, lift +VE End (right hand side) of battery from battery compartment
- Remove battery from battery compartment
- Insert new battery +VE (right hand side) first, then push battery in compartment so that both ends are on their respective contacts
- Set clock to correct time by rotating round, knurled setting the wheel anti-clockwise as shown by arrow. Make sure Morning, Afternoon, Evening, or Night is correctly set.
- Replace clock on wall
The Alzheimer’s day night clock can help make the caregiver’s job a little easier by providing proof to the patient that it is indeed time for bed, lunch or other activities. Conflicts or arguments are sometimes reduced if the patient can see evidence that the caregiver is making a correct statement. However, the clock can also be beneficial for seniors who experience only mild confusion or disorientation, such as sometimes happens after a nap or when the schedule is altered.