Is there a clock that indicates AM and PM for my father-in-law with Alzheimer's?

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My father-in-law with Alzheimer's is confusing day/night hours. He'll go to bed at 4:30 in the afternoon, waking a number of times to urinate. Sometimes when he wakes up (say at 7:00) he'll not know if it's AM or PM. Does anyone know of a VERY simple clock that would show the hour and an AM/PM indicator? Am finding most of the ones I've seen too complicated for him.

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Deborah Cooke is a gerontologist specializing in dementia, delirium, caregiving, and senior fitness. She is a certified dementia care provider and specialist through the Alzheimer's Foundation of America. Cooke currently manages several multidisciplinary programs to enhance well-being for hospitalized seniors and other vulnerable patients at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. She also serves on the board of NewYork-Presbyterian's Patient and Family Education Advisory Committee. She has 18 years of experience working with the aging and caregiver communities.

Gosh. This is a good question. Most of them have the very small light on the left indicating the am or pm, not very friendly. I did a quick search of this and found this one. It's pricey, but may be worth it. The pm is on the left hand side, not the obvious choice on the right. Looks like there is no am option to light up, but will say it when telling the time.

MOSHI Voice-Activated Talking Alarm Clock http://www.moshilifestyle.com/Product/VoiceControlAlarmClock

http://www.elderdepot.com/customer/product.php?productid=2051&cat=374&page=1

http://www.maxiaids.com/pages/7849/Moshi-Voice-Activated-Alarm-Clock.html?gclid=CI-ruPmG_6kCFQw75Qod3gkF0g

http://www.elderluxe.com/store/item.asp?ITEM_ID=562&gclid=COOo9ryH_6kCFct95QodzRHo0Q

Check the pricing as it varies. Let me know if it works!