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Virtual dementia tour

Virtual dementia tour

by THE PRESS HERALD

The virtual dementia tour gives individuals the opportunity to experience the many challenges that dementia presents.

After being equipped with headphones, gloves, and other inhibitory gear, each participant is given five simple tasks to complete. Seemingly rudimentary, these tasks become exceedingly challenging with the lights flashing and thick goggles. Take a look at the video and listen to the descriptions given by each participant.

“I’ll better understand what they are going through,” says one caregiver. “It will remind me to slow down.”

It’s easy for caregivers to easily overlook the little things that really upset a person with dementia. This virtual experience would be a benefit to anyone working with someone who has dementia.



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