Azura Memory Care invites the community to take a walk in the shoes of someone with dementia through the use of the internationally known Virtual Dementia Tour on Thursday, April 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the New Glarus Home, located at 600 2nd Ave in New Glarus. The Virtual Dementia Tour is a 10 minute sensory experience that helps give those with full cognition the ability to understand what the disease of dementia sounds, looks and feels like.
The Virtual Dementia Tour uses educational resources and sensory stimulation to provide family and professional caregivers a way to experience the challenges faced by those living with dementia. Created by Second Wind Dreams, the Virtual Dementia Tour is scientifically proven to increase knowledge and understanding of those caring for individuals with dementia.
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with the Tour specialists and don patented devices that alter their senses. They are then given tasks and an adapted environment, which allows them to experience the physical and mental challenges those with dementia face every day.
This is a FREE event, but attendees will need to reserve their spot by Wednesday, April 24th by calling Tammy, director of community relations for Azura, at 608-293-3971.