Being a caregiver for an adult with dementia is challenging, but have you ever considered taking a walk in their shoes? A dementia virtual tour gives you that opportunity in a professional environment with patented sensory tools and instruction.
What Is the Virtual
The Option Group facilitates ground-breaking dementia virtual tours that build awareness in caregivers and family members. The tour 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 tour include exercises and common everyday tasks. During a Virtual Dementia Tour, you will experience 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 Dementia Virtual Tour?
Originally designed for professional healthcare training purposes, dementia tours are now available to the general public, allowing anyone to experience the effects of dementia. A virtual dementia tour will increase your understanding and empathy for any loved one struggling with the disease.
An evidence-based Virtual Dementia Tour 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?
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 Virtual Dementia Tour will allow you to walk in their shoes for a greater understanding.
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