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Can you help us purchase Dementia Clocks?

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.

Dementia clocks generally display information such as letters and numbers on a highly visible face. They can be used by those living with the condition and their caregivers to help them establish a daily routine, easing some of the anxiety that often accompanies a dementia diagnosis.  It will help our patients to differentiate the difference between night and day and keep track of time which can help with reducing confusion.

We want every clock at Great Western Hospital to be dementia-friendly so that our patients receive the best possible care.

“It is great to be at last raising money to benefit our most vulnerable of patients here at GWH. Dementia clocks are hugely beneficial for people with dementia, they support with orientating people to time of day and assists in the reduction of ‘sun downing’.    With dementia touching so many lives we have to ensure the provision of dementia friendly environments to greatly reduce the anxieties, confusion and challenges faced.  The long term effects will not only have a positive impact for patients and their relatives/carers but also for the staff caring for them”

 Helen Booth, Academy Trainer, GWH