4.1 Presenting the clock to your loved one: our tips

Some older adults may be reluctant when faced with a new technologies. Here are some tips to introduce the clock to your loved one.

1. Position the clock in your loved one's field of vision (eg, facing their chair rather than beside it).

2. If your loved one is reluctant, tell them that the clock is not only for them, but for the both of you.

3. Leave the clock in sight for a few days (we suggest 3-5 days), without using the communication features (reminders, messages, events, and notes).

4. Make sure you are in the same room as your loved one when the first communication is displayed. You'll be able to see their reaction and adjust as needed (eg, put the clock in a more visible place, change sound settings, etc.)

5. Gradually introduce the different options (reminders, messages, events, and notes) according to your loved one's reaction. Start with pleasant and affectionate messages so that your loved one associates the clock with something positive and is inclined to look at it often.

6. It is important to listen and adapt to the reactions of your loved one. See section 3.4 for suggested uses if needed!

7. Reassure your loved one: there's no need to interact with the clock for it to it work properly. All communications will disappear after a while to be replaced by the time and date. There are no consequences for not interacting with the clock.