Simple but effective solutions, designed to help people with their day-to-day routine
As the number of people affected by dementia increases, there is a pressing need for innovative products and services that can help to protect our loved ones and allow them to live as normal a life as possible.
Tynetec are constantly looking for clever but simple ways to minimise distress and risk in the daily tasks of those suffering from a decline in mental ability. The decline of brain cognition can cause an individual to forgot what day, month or season it is, or make it difficult for them to understand what the numbers on a clock mean.
The Dementia Day Clock is a simple solution which is designed to provide re-assurance to the user in the event that they become unsure as to what period of the day it is.
Innovative solutions designed to support those with dementia.
What does the Day Clock do?
People with memory problems can have trouble telling whether it is day or night, morning or afternoon, or simply need reassurance about what day it is.
The Day Clock will automatically show Morning, Afternoon, Evening and Night for each day of the week, and will display the right information as soon as you plug it in.
The Day Clock has been carefully designed to help people with memory problems to make decisions about how to plan their day, displaying the different information as follows:
Morning: 7 am to 12 noon
Afternoon: 12 noon to 5 pm
Evening: 5 pm to 10 pm
Night: 10 pm to 7 am
Who is the Day Clock for?
The Day Clock is aimed at helping people living with dementia by simply and clearly displaying the time of day as morning, afternoon, evening or night. People living with dementia can lose the ability to recognise what the time is, which can cause many challenges for them and their primary carers. The Day Clock can significantly help people with dementia maintain their daily routine and reduce anxiety about missing key events.
The Day Clocks’ clear and simple display of “Now it’s Monday Morning” was developed by the Bath Institute of Medical Engineering who worked with occupational therapists and carers to develop the concept. The aim of the Day Clock is to help people with dementia link the time of day to their daily routine.
The Day Clock has a number of features which are specific to people with dementia including tamper proof button sequencing to ensure that random pressing of the buttons does not reset the clock. The Dementia Clock will revert back to the correct date and time when switched off and then on again.
The Day Clock is clearly visible at night without being too bright and it comes with corner night lighting which make the display more prominent at night, but can be turned off if it is not required.
The Dementia Day Clock can also be used as a digital photo frame by simply inserting a pre-loaded SD card into the frame, it will then immediately revert back to being a day clock when the SD card is removed.