After testing countless electronic alarm clocks we have come up with a list of the best ones for elderly with dementia, alzheimer’s or memory loss. Read full review now!
#1 iGuerburn Talking electronic alarm clock
iGuerburn electronic alarm clock has 8″ touch screen display. The set-up is super easy since all the features are controlled with simple left-right arrow sliders, however there is two pages of settings so you have to swipe up/down to see all of the menu options. The screen is easy to read even from the other side of the room with bad eyesight. However screen is pretty bright even on dimmest setting and might be a bit too bright at night for some.
The clock clearly shows you whether it’s Morning, afternoon, evening or night. You can also set up at what time each of them starts – for example morning starts at 6:00 am by default, but you can set it to 5:00 am or other time depending on your needs. Accessing the menu is very simple – you just have to touch anywhere on the screen and menu will pop up. It will turn itself off if unused for a few seconds. iGuerburn electronic alarm clock can speak which is very convenient for those with impaired vision. Just touch the upper right corner of the screen and clock will tell you time, date and all the other information. The voice of this device is a bit robotic but clearly understandable.
You can set up 8 alarms, like when it’s time to take medication. The alarm sound is very loud at maximum volume and hard to miss. The volume itself is adjustable.
iGuerburn alarm clock stands on flat surfaces but can also be hung on the wall. It’s cord powered but you can but AAA batteries in it as a backup power source, it will keep the track of time and date but the clock itself won’t work.
- Can’t run on batteries
- Might be too bright at night
- Dimensions: 8.7 x 6 x 1.4 inches
- Weight: 1.76 pounds
- Audio and Text in 6 Languages
- 4 Background colors: blue, red, white, or black
#2 American Lifetime electronic alarm clock
American Lifetime electronic alarm clock has 8″ high resolution screen that clearly shows the time, period of the day, full day of the week, month and date in large, all capital letters that are easy to read even with poor vision. The clock automatically dims between 7PM and 7AM but stays clearly readable even when dimmed. The text on the screen can be displayed in either white or yellow colors.
Elderly people can be confused what time of the day it’s when they wake up, especially if they have dementia, alzheimer’s or memory loss. This clock clearly shows whether it’s morning, afternoon, evening or night as well which day it’s so the user of this device will never be confused about what time of the day it’s when they wake up. You can set-up 5 multi-function alarms like reminders to take medication. For each alarm you can set up 4 alarm modes – “Once”, “Every day”, “Weekdays only or Weekends only” or “Off”.
American Lifetime electronic alarm clock can be hung on the wall or set on a flat surface. It’s cord powered but you can put batteries as a energy back up source – the clock won’t work on them but it will retain the correct time and date. The cord is pretty long and setting up the device is easy, simple and fast.
This clock is made in USA and American Lifetime donates 10% of its profits to charities that focus on dementia research, social services and adult education.
- Dimensions: 7 x 3.3 x 9.5 inches
- Weight: 12.8 ounces
- LED display color: White or Yellow
- Medical Reminders
- 6+ Languages Including English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Polish, Spanish & Welsh
- Package includes:
- 1 x Day Clock
- 1 x AC adapter
- 1 x Clock kickstand
- 1 x Day Clock Manual and Guide
#3 La Crosse Technology Atomic electronic alarm clock
La Crosse Technology electronic alarm clock has 3 LCD displays. They are easy to read when you are further away from the clock but when you are close to it the viewing angle is quite small and your eyes have to be inline with it. The clock shows the day, time and date by default but can also show temperature. It 10 minutes snooze option.
You can power this clock either by cord or batteries, however when it’s powered by batteries the back light won’t work. The back light itself is very useful for reading at night and it has two brightness options – high and low, it can also be turned off.
La Crosse Technology electronic alarm clock can stand on flat surfaces and can also be hung on a wall. The quality of materials used are high.
- Can be run on batteries
- Functional back light
- Brushed Metal finish
- Small viewing angle from up close
- Not the best design
- Lacks a bit in functionality
- Dimensions: 9.8 x 1.1 x 7.5 inches
- Weight: 1.9 pounds
- Brushed Metal finish