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Dementia clock wins award

Dementia clock wins award
5th November 2012

A clock designed by a charity based in the south-west of England for the use of individuals who are affected by dementia has won an award.

The Day Clock, which was designed by the Bath Institute for Medical Engineering (BIME), has won the South West Innovation Award for the product that has made the most impact on the market, reports the Bath Chronicle.

BIME commercial manager Tony Husband told the newspaper that there are a million people in the UK who have been diagnosed with dementia and many of them struggle to differentiate between the different times of the day.

"Confusion about the time of day causes people to mix up the middle of the afternoon with the middle of the night and the new clock constantly reminds people whether it is morning, afternoon, evening, or night," he said.

A study carried out at the University of Lisbon, Santa Maria Hospital in Portugal recently found physical exercise can enable older adults to reduce their risk of developing dementia.

Find out about dementia care and support services at Barchester care homes.