Idem - The connected Digital Dementia Clock

Average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars.
21 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.
21 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 Evelyne
Average rating of 5 out of 5 stars.
Very useful and practical for both caregivers and the person suffering from memory loss. The fact that several people can send messages with photos helps my mother keep in touch with all of us.
January 8, 2024
By Diane
Average rating of 5 out of 5 stars.
Acting as a caregiver for my 90+ year old father, I bought this clock, installed the app on my cell phone and programmed the whole thing, which was very easy. I also sent out invitations to all my siblings. We've tested it out and it works like a charm, whether for messages, reminders, notes or events! What a user-friendly, easy-to-use and practical tool! I've installed it next to my father and he interacts with it without any problem. He can now receive messages, reminders when needed or be informed of certain important events. In short, I'm very satisfied and my father appreciates his gift! I'm glad I found your site and made this purchase! Thank you so much!
December 28, 2023
By Daniel
Calendar Clock
Average rating of 5 out of 5 stars.
The calendar clock is very well designed. Very easy to use with a smart phone. At the moment it allows my mother to stay in her independent RPA (private care home) longer as she has Alzheimer's disease. With this aid, she takes her medication and glaucoma drops at the right time of day. Otherwise she'd forget. Bravo and thank you to the designer of this tablet, you're helping a lot of people with cognitive impairment.
December 1, 2023
By Isabelle
Average rating of 5 out of 5 stars.
Easy to set up and use. Very useful for sending messages, reminders... My father always feels close to me even if he's living in a care home.
November 30, 2023
By Anonymous
Average rating of 5 out of 5 stars.
We bought it for my 95 year old mother who has macular degeneration. Her vision is very limited, so the device allows her to receive messages to remind her of lunch and dinner since she's in residence. We also remind her to take her pills. We got her the electronic pillbox. It's made a big difference to her life, and to us too, because she's more independent. Doctors should be advertised your products because we found your company by searching on the internet. Thank you all and thank you for being there for us when we need help.
November 27, 2023

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