People are now able to experience dementia

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
A new tool gives caregivers an idea of what dementia patients experience.

Inserts were placed in shoes, gloves on hands, special glasses affected what we see, and headphones for what we hear.

LANCASTER, PN (WGAL) - Nurses and staff from hospice and community care in Lancaster, Pennsylvania have a new program that allows people to see what life is like for people with dementia.

To experience the second wind dreams virtual dementia tour we had to alter our physical and sensory abilities.

Inserts were placed in shoes, gloves on hands, special glasses affected what we see and headphones what we hear. Then we were led to a room and told to perform five simple everyday tasks.

We can take off the things that impaired our abilities.. The same cannot be said for those living with dementia which is why this virtual tour is important for caregivers like Miller.

Hospice is using the v-d-t to train staff in dementia care with the hope of one day making it more widely available.


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