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Dementia Care – Orientation

Dementia Care – Orientation The Importance of Clocks

dementia clocks; sun and moon clock

Communal Orientation Board

Dementia patients in care often find it difficult to keep track of their surroundings and the time of day. To help them, care facilities have been using orientation clocks to help dementia patients understand the passing of time.

These specially designed clocks provide visual cues which can help reduce confusion, improve safety, and encourage activity and engagement, while also providing a sense of security and comfort.

In this blog post, we will look at how orientation clocks can help dementia patients in care homes and how they can be used to help those with the condition understand the concept of time.

Dementia Orientation Aids – Clocks & Boards

A dementia clock is a useful tool that has been specially designed to suit the needs of those with dementia. It can be used to help patients stay orientated and tell the time when they are unable to use regular clocks effectively.

Memory loss and losing track of time are typical symptoms of dementia. Being unable to tell the time can be extremely frustrating and  can make it difficult for those with dementia to complete their daily tasks independently.

A dementia clock is a useful tool that can help people with dementia stay on top of the time. This allows them to remain organised and feel in control of their daily activities.

Day & Night Clocks 

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.

Orientation Boards 

Orientation Boards a great way to display the information people need – the time, day and date, the time of the year, what the weather is like and any noteworthy birthdays or events. The boards offer:

  • Improved communication
  • Better orientation with the day
  • Interactive focal point

Calendar Clocks

Finds Calendar Clock is designed for dementia care settings and has proved valuable in Hospital environments and places with larger open area’s


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