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Talking alarm clocks for the elderly

Updated on December 5, 2014

Talking reminder alarm clocks - the perfect gift for a senior citizen

I was my elderly Mom's caregiver for the last 5 years of her life so I was her walking talking reminder alarm clock! Even though I was with her almost 24/7, one of these little alarm clocks would have been nice to have as a reminder for me!

Whether your favorite senior citizen has diminished eyesight or Alzheimers, a talking alarm clock" is the perfect Christmas, birthday, Mother's Day, or Father's Day gift! Most of these clocks will allow you to record multiple alarms in your own voice. Set the alarm on the clock to go off at important times during the day - missed medications or appointments will be a thing of the past.

These talking medication alarm clocks are not only perfect for those who have a hard time seeing, but can also be made very LOUD so they can be heard even if there is limited hearing ability.

Mom didn't need a talking alarm clock to tell her when happy hour was coming!
Mom didn't need a talking alarm clock to tell her when happy hour was coming!

Come see some great gifts for senior citizens

During the years I cared for my elderly Mom, I found a lot of items that made life easier for both her and me. Come see some of my favorites on my website:

Basic, inexpensive talking alarm clocks

The below are among the most inexpensive talking alarm clocks - perfect as Christmas stocking stuffers for your favorite senior citizen. These talking alarm clocks are not really medication reminder alarm clocks though.

Being inexpensive means that they have limited abilities so make sure to check out each link below and read up on the pros and cons. I suggest that you also check the reviews although as you sometimes get what you pay for!

Talking alarm clocks with generic messages

MedCenter Talking Alarm Clock - Perfect for Medication reminders

The MedCenter Talking Alarm Clock - you can click that link to see more about this best selling talking alarm clock.

Large numbers make this clock easy to read. Even if electricity is lost, this talking alarm clock will power on with just a couple of AA batteries.

This alarm clock has a pleasant female voice that will remind your favorite senior citizen to take their medications up to 4 times a day - that means that your favorite senior citizen can be reminded to take their medications at breakfast, lunch, dinner and bedtimes.

For Alzheimer's patients or those with limited mental abilities, it's sometimes hard for them to undertand if it's day or night. This talking alarm clock handles this issue with a big green button - just one push of the button gives a recording such as: Good morning, it's 10:00 a.m.

Talking alarm clocks that let your record your own message

MedCenter Interactive 6 Personalized Alarm Reminder Clock with AC Adapter
MedCenter Interactive 6 Personalized Alarm Reminder Clock with AC Adapter
Record personal messages - I would personally record one that says "I love you" for the morning. Loud and extra loud settings ensure that the hard of hearing don't miss a reminder. This talking medication reminder alarm clock has a backup battery that works with just two AA batteries. Product Dim: 5" W x 1.75" D x 2.75" H

Your. Minder Personal Alarm Clock With Power Supply

This clock is one of my favorite talking alarm clocks and, the coolest things is that you can record your own message for 6 separate timed alarms - note: why not add a little personal 'Remember I love you' to the end of any message? This clock is just perfect for medication or appointment reminders for your favorite senior citizen.

And assorted other talking medication alarm clocks

MedCenter Monthly Medication System with Reminder Alarm

31 pill boxes hold 4 separate doses of medication a day. The talking alarm clock that is included will remind your favorite elderly loved one to take their pills 4 times a day. The timer on the clock even shows the pillbox number so there's no confusion about which pills to take. Reminders reset every day so 'set it and forget it' (pun sort of intended...).

Pill boxes

Pill organizers make remembering to take medications a breeze.

I used a weekly pill box for my Mom. I'd fill it once a week which worked perfectly as I could easily tell when she was running low on her medications - I'd phone in prescription refills before she'd run out.

e-Pill 4 Times a Day x 7 Day Small Weekly Pill Organizer - Tower Holder and Pill Cutter
e-Pill 4 Times a Day x 7 Day Small Weekly Pill Organizer - Tower Holder and Pill Cutter
This large capacity pill box holds even more pills than the large pill contaner above.
e-Pill 5 Times a Day x 7 Day Small Weekly Pill Organizer - with Discreet Case
e-Pill 5 Times a Day x 7 Day Small Weekly Pill Organizer - with Discreet Case
Another large capacity pill box which can be filled weekly (gives you time to get refills as needed).

Here's some of my other articles about good gifts for senior citizens

As I was caring for my Mom, I had some down time during which I would document what I was learning. And, trust me, there was a whole lot of learning going on during those early floundering caregiver days. So, here's some articles which are the fruits of my labor:

Senior Citizen Gift Ideas - from one who knows!
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Practical gifts for very elderly senior citizens
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Gifts for the senior citizen cook
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Games for senior citizens
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Daily Living Aids for the Handicapped or Disabled
The inspiration for this Squidoo article daily living aids for the handicapped or disabled person is asleep in her nursing home rehabilitation room - and she...

Senior Citizen Crafts
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Hugo Elite Rolling Walker with Seat, Backrest and Saddle Bag
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Good Gifts For Caregivers
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Call systems for caregivers or in home health aides
As my 95 year old Mom recovers from a fractured hip, I've started to investigate items that I must have in my house in order to bring her home, and, that's w...

Caring for the elderly. Birdwatching from a lazy boy recliner!
As we age into our senior years, most of us may find that our mobility decreases. We just may find ourselves rooted to a favorite chair more than we expected...

Gifts for menopausal women
First off, let me introduce myself and don't even think about interrupting; I am a 54 year old woman who is starting into menopause. How the heck did I get s...

Large Button Photo Phones for the Elderly
I was my elderly Mom's caregiver for the past 5 years - she lived with me and died with me in my home in Feb 2012. She and Dad lived alone in Arizona until h...

Wheelchair accessories for the senior citizen on the go
A wheelchair can be a very boring place to be unless, of course, you've tricked out that chair with wheelchair accessories such as those I've selected on thi...

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    • canhealth profile image


      7 years ago

      Great invention, I've never heard of this before. Great lens!

    • mariacarbonara profile image


      8 years ago

      Put this on the list to get for my mother

    • JJNW profile image


      8 years ago from USA

      A clock is a good and practical gift idea!

    • profile image


      8 years ago

      Awesome gift idea! Many people wouldn't consider an alarm clock like this for a senior gift, but it's a really great idea. Thanks.

    • Joan Haines profile image

      Joan Haines 

      8 years ago

      More great ideas. I'm getting my mom either this or the phone with the pictures. Maybe both.


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