My father is 96 lives alone and does not want to move out of his ground floor flat.
This afternoon I called him to make sure he had eaten and he was just getting ready for bed at 4:30 in the afternoon because he thought he had gone to bed late. I have bought him a calender clock with large numbers and writing on but he does not look at it. I get him to look outside of the window to explain it is still light and that it was 4:30 in the afternoon.
I got my Dad a "day clock" which just has one hand which points to the day, easy to read, and my Dad had been relying on it. But now I think he forgets to look.
I also need to remind my Dad to eat... for my Dad it was always my Mom who would cook the meals and call him to dinner up until she passed at 98 years old. Thus Dad will sit in his recliner and wait for a call... [sigh]. Wish he was cross trained to be able to at least get himself a bowl of cereal on the days that his Caregivers are not there in the mornings. The facility has supper in the dining room and Dad usually remembers to go there, otherwise the facility will call his room to tell him dinner is ready.