Idem - The connected Digital Dementia Clock

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


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

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 and App

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:

  • Connecting the clock to a private Wi-Fi network (no subscription required).
  • Or 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).

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.

* The Idem clock does not function when connected to a public Wi-Fi network. Public Wi-Fi networks are commonly found in hotels and are identifiable by the requirement for entering a password or room number in a separate window from the device's Wi-Fi settings. Public Wi-Fi networks provide occasional internet access for visitors, but they are not suitable for the use of a connected object like the Idem clock. In this case, we recommend subscribing to the mobile connectivity service offered by Idem.

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.
41 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 Anonymous
Average rating of 5 out of 5 stars.
June 8, 2024
By Christelle
It's really a must!
Average rating of 5 out of 5 stars.
This clock is really useful for helping our mother with her illness. We can communicate with her, send her photos of her grandchildren to make her smile, manage alarms/reminders for her various appointments, etc., and all from a distance. It really is a must!
June 4, 2024
By Michèle
I recommend it to everyone!
Average rating of 5 out of 5 stars.
I recently purchased this digital clock for my mother who has Alzheimer's. I recommend it to everyone! Easy to use for setting reminders, sending messages and even attaching photos! In addition to indicating the time, day of the week and time of day, this clock is a fabulous communication tool!
May 23, 2024
By Anonymous
Average rating of 4 out of 5 stars.
We're getting the hang of it. Super-visible display, accessible to several people, great for multiple caregivers. The calendar could be improved, for those in the early stages of cognitive loss, so that the person could see the appointments further down the schedule. One of my mom's needs would be to have the weather forecast, that would be great.
May 1, 2024
By Nicole
Average rating of 5 out of 5 stars.
The most complete clock on the market. My father likes it very much. He likes the messages we send him. The learning curve was gradual, without difficulty. Really nice product.
April 16, 2024

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