The Transformative Simulated Dementia Experience

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, over 5 million Americans are living with a form of dementia. Estimates project that one in every six women and one in every ten men living past the age of 55 will develop a form of dementia.

With dementia, activities that were once easy and familiar can become challenging and frustrating. Familiar places can become scary and strange. The life that you once knew changes forever over time into something different.

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While prevention is key, and research can help pinpoint the contributing factors, caregivers need resources now to understand their loved ones with dementia better. Our Simulated Dementia Experience​ is one way to bridge the gap between families and loved ones with dementia.

Being a caregiver for an adult with dementia is challenging, but have you ever considered walking in their shoes? A Simulated Dementia Experience gives you that opportunity in a professional environment with patented sensory tools and instruction.

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Try Our Simulated Dementia Experience

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  • 4 people minimum and 8 people maximum.
  • Open to the public, groups from facilities preferred.
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What Is the Simulated Dementia Experience?

The Option Group facilitates ground-breaking Simulated Dementia Experiences that build awareness among caregivers and family members. It combines patented sensory tools and research-based instruction for a transformative experience. Each participant wears special devices to alter their senses.

The objectives of the experience include exercises and common everyday tasks. During a Simulated Dementia Experience, you will encounter the physical and mental challenges that adults with dementia face firsthand. Each session is hands-on and led by one of our experienced facilitators.

Who Can Benefit from a Simulated Dementia Experience?

Originally designed for professional healthcare training purposes, Simulated Dementia Experiences are now available to the general public, allowing anyone to experience the effects of dementia. It will increase your understanding and empathy for any loved one struggling with the disease.

An evidence-based Simulated Dementia Experience also can show the alarming progression of the disease over time. Because Alzheimer’s can have such big differences between each stage, the tour takes you from the first stages to the end stages of the disease process. Other dementia simulators are less comprehensive and don’t give you the full experience of living with dementia.

How Does Dementia Affect All of Us?

Decades ago, dementia was commonly viewed as a problem in nursing homes and senior care facilities. Today, with more of our population aging at home, our communities, families, and businesses are all exposed to individuals with dementia, Myocardial Brain Infarction related impairments, and Alzheimer’s.

When professionals, families, and healthcare workers understand the challenges that their patients and loved ones face, they can ‘meet them where they are’ . As the saying goes, walking a mile in someone else’s shoes can transform your point of view. Living with dementia is a challenge, and a Simulated Dementia Experience will allow you to walk in their shoes for a greater understanding.

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How Can I Learn More About Booking a Simulated Dementia Experience?

If you are interested in a Simulated Dementia Experience or looking to learn more about assisting your loved one with dementia, we are here to help. Contact The Option Group today by calling 1-410-667-0266 (Maryland), 1-717-287-9900 / 1-610-885-8899 / 215-896-6756 (Pennsylvania),
or 1-302-858-6449 (Delaware).