Idem - The connected Digital Dementia Clock

Average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars.
16 User Reviews


✨NEW✨ Remotely manage reminders & events, and communicate with your loved one from your smartphone or tablet with this dementia friendly clock.

How does the Idem clock help you?

  • The Idem clock for seniors and people living with dementia shows the time, date, day of the week and moment of the day on a large and easy-to-read display. This feature minimizes risk of confusion and behaviours related to disorientation that may occur.
  • With the Idem companion app caregivers can manage the clock remotely with 4 communication features: 
    1. Schedule reminders and alarms (e.g. medication intake)
    2. Send messages (e.g. personal, loving and encouraging messages)
    3. Display notes (e.g. let them know when you will return)
    4. Show upcoming events (e.g. appointments)

Useful for ?

Reducing disorientation and anxiety.
A clear display of date and time indicators is reassuring to people living with dementia and related disorders.

Supporting your loved one’s autonomy and well-being. 
With customizable reminders and notes, your loved one can contribute their daily activities which help promote their independence.

Empowering and reassuring caregivers with an easy-to-use companion app.
 The four types of communication are managed remotely (from anywhere, 24/7) and allow for customization to your loved one’s needs and preferences. Track communication activity and/or get notified when your loved one interacts with the clock. For example, customize your communications to ask for confirmation (by clicking on the screen) when medication has been taken.

How to set up the Idem Clock?

We made the set up very easy for caregivers!

  1. Download the Idem companion app on a phone and/or tablet (available for android and iOS) and create your account.

  2. Plug the Idem clock into an electrical outlet (and connect the clock to the Wi-Fi (no Wi-Fi set up needed if using the 3G connected clock).

  3. Link the clock to your Idem companion app by entering the provided activation code.

  4. Introduce the clock to your loved one. (Read Idem’s tips!)

How to connect your clock to the internet? Two options are available.

The Idem clock can be connected to the Internet either by:

  • Opting for a monthly ($9/month) or annual ($99/year - save $10) subscription to the mobile connection offered by Idem (The SIM card is already included and installed).
  • Or by connecting the clock to a Wi-Fi network (no subscription required).

You can choose to opt-in or cancel your subscription at any time. After receiving the clock, you will be prompted to select your connectivity preference from the Idem companion app.

Warranty and return policy

One year manufacturer's warranty. 60-day return policy (from date of purchase) for Idem calendar clock.Read ou return policy

Additional information available on Idem’s website.

Do you have any questions? Visit the Frequently Asked Questions.

Characteristics Details

  1. The clock’s display

    • Clear and simplified display, suitable for people with cognitive impairment.
    • Customizable date and time indicators.
    • Automatic time change.
    • Automatically dims the display backlight at night.

  2. The clock’s speaker

    • Option to enable the read aloud feature for the time when the screen is tapped.
    • Option for voice announcement or chimes at each hour on the hour.
    • Selection of sounds and ringtones and the capacity to set their volume level for each communication.
    • Voice playback of reminders available.

  3. The clock’s stand

    • The clock has a retractable stand built into the back of the clock. The stand can be used to position the clock on a table or any other flat surface in a standing position.
    • A compatible wall mount can also be purchased

  4. The Idem companion app

    • Allows 4 different types of communications: reminders, messages, notes and events.
    • Option to receive real time reading confirmations.
Frame: black
Display: - 10.1” Touchscreen
Res: 1280 x 800 px
Ports: Type-C USB
Connectivity: 3G or 4G/LTE
Wi-Fi: 2.4GHz
Battery: 5000 mAh (6 to 8 hours of battery life)
Charging cable length: 6’5”, 1.96 meters

What's Included?

  • Charging cable
  • Power adapter
  • Quick starter Guide
  • The clock

You can find a guide to navigating the 4 ways to communicate here.

Customer Reviews

Average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars.
16 customer reviews
Eugeria's Take

A calendar clock with 4 customizable types of communication from a mobile app. The IDEM calendar clock innovates with reminders, messages, and event and note display functions. We are convinced of the positive contribution that this technological innovation can bring to people with dementia and their loved ones.


Average rating of 5 out of 5 stars.
Eugeria replied:
By Josée
Average rating of 5 out of 5 stars.
Mom loves her clock and receiving messages and photos from her loved ones.
October 12, 2023
By Anonymous
Idem clock
Average rating of 4 out of 5 stars.
Increase the duration of a message from 15 minutes to 30 minutes or allow us to set a duration like for events.
Eugeria replied:
Thank you for your suggestion. We will share your comment with the Idem team.
October 9, 2023
By Anonymous
Average rating of 5 out of 5 stars.
It's great. My mother loves it. She's very happy to be able to situate herself better in time and to receive messages from us. Very useful with our in home support as well.
July 3, 2023
By A.Elise G.
Average rating of 5 out of 5 stars.
It is an excellent assistant to help the person with Alzheimer's disease and his or her caregiver vs. the date, time, appointments, taking medication and everything! However, the annual fees associated with it are unfortunately not within the reach of everyone... and that's a shame because it's an indispensable aid!
Eugeria replied:
Hello, thank you very much for your comment. We are always pleased to hear that our customers appreciate the efficiency of our IDEM clock. Please know that we offer a Wi-Fi version of the clock that does not require a monthly or yearly fee if you have a Wi-Fi connection. We have also created a 3G version of the clock for people who do not have access to Wi-Fi. The monthly or yearly fee of this version allows possible connectivity and use of our clock remotely. Depending on your needs, you can choose between these two versions. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you,
March 20, 2023
By Annemarie
Average rating of 4 out of 5 stars.
My 82 year old mother really appreciates this modern day clock with its clean lines. The display (day, date, time, time of day) helps her keep track of time and can be read from a safe distance. The read aloud option is very appreciated! Easy to program and use. Thank you Eugeria for this beautiful creation! A small downside: - I would have liked to be able to program a reminder right into an event instead of having to create an extra reminder. The additional reminder offers more options though.
January 23, 2023

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