Reading Clocks

Tru here.

Again, i can only speak for myself, but i suspect i am not the only individual with dementia symptoms who understands analog clocks (with numbers on round face) better than digital clocks (with only numbers).  i also suspect there will be progressively less of us NEEDING analog clock during coming decades and century, simply because i think digital clocks are used almost exclusively now; analog clocks dont seem to be needed and are “old fashioned”.

When i started school, all clocks were analog.
Clock pictures were all a happy round face with two hands.
That has changed with the years, to where most folks understand both analog and digital clocks.
But i think SOME schools may have mostly abandoned teaching time with concept of analog clocks.

Last week my computer needed upgrade to Windows 10, and
one of the things lost was the analog clock widget on my desktop.
…  Now i discovered i am having much more problems with time.
.

Digital clocks require ability to subtract, and
ability to keep in mind that we are working with 60 minutes as a complete unit;
not divisions of 10 or 100 as is customary.
… But i am losing those abilities.

.
… For ME;
i need to see that there is “this much” space before the long hand gets to the top of the hour.
i need to see that there is “this much” space before both hands are at the top of the clock and it is naptime.
i need to see that there is “this much” space before the short hand gets to the bottom of the hour, and night arrives.

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LINKS:
1) The issue of clocks in schools >> https://www.cbsnews.com/news/u-k-schools-getting-rid-of-analog-clocks-because-teens-cannot-tell-time/ ;
2) Microsoft has retired the feature in newer releases of Windows. Gadgets could be exploited to harm your computer, access your computer’s files, show you objectionable content, or change their behavior at any time. An attacker could even use a gadget to take complete control of your PC.  >> https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/13787/gadgets-have-been-discontinued ;
2) Found an analog clock app, but don’t know whether it is “safe” (carries any spyware, etc.)  >> https://analog.onlineclock.net/simple/

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along with daily Dementia Mentors’ video chats,
( https://www.dementiamentors.org/ )
i may (or may NOT) join the following this week:
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Jan 23, Thursday: DAA Discussion topic “Addressing Dementia as a Dis-Ability”, hosted by Diana Blackwelder. Zoom video chat begins 7am Hawaii, 10am Pacific Time, 11am Mtn, Noon Central, 1pm Eastern time. 6pm London, 8pm South Africa. Link to join is in left column at this page
>> https://daanow.org/…/connect-and-enga…/dementia-discussions/ .

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Mark Your Calendars for future events:

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Jan 28, Tuesday: Next Dementia Chats with Lori LaBey will be January 28.
This monthly recorded TEACHING series involving persons with dementia as experts in Lived Experience. Let me know if YOU would like to participate
>> https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyFH7iN6JFUE9oJFbRre0VAFbPWQFQcT6 .

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Feb 12, Wednesday, Teepa Snow has “Lets Talk” video chat with Persons Living with Dementia. >> https://teepasnow.com/services/online-learning/live-public-webinars/webinars-for-plwd/ .

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Feb 27, Thursday: DAI and ADI joint webinar “Dementia and Rights; from principles to practice”. >> https://youtu.be/nzdbi966plY .

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Mar 19, Thursday; ADI Conference 2020: Alheimer’s Disease International is holding this year’s conference in Singapore, and it begins March 19.  >> https://adi2020.org/ .

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Mar 23, Sunday: Annual PPA Conference: Held annually by the Northwestern University Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease, the PPA Conference offers education and support for persons living with primary progressive aphasia (PPA), their families, and professionals. This year’s conference will focus on communication and connection. >> https://www.brain.northwestern.edu/about/events/ppaconf/index.html .

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Mar 24-25, Mon-Tue: 2020 Dementia Care Summit. The National Research Summit on Care, Services, and Supports for Persons with Dementia and their Caregivers is a two-day meeting sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and private sector organizations. The goal of the Summit is to bring together individuals with varying backgrounds to identify techniques that can be used to improve care, services, and supports of persons diagnosed with dementia and their care partners. The primary anticipated outcome of the 2020 meeting is to bring about recommendations for research priorities to inform federal agencies, foundations, and private sector organizations. >> https://www.nia.nih.gov/2020-dementia-care-summit .

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Apr 17, Friday: 2020 AFTD Annual Education Conference. regarding Fronto-Temporal Degeneration. Details at >> https://www.theaftd.org/event/2020-aftd-annual-education-conference/ .

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One thought on “Reading Clocks

  1. I find myself becoming more and more anxious about learning new technological advances and changes. I also have difficulty retaining multiple steps to follow.

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