She's given goggles that impair sight... headphones that give off distracting noises... a pair of gloves with popcorn kernels in the finger tips to simulate arthritis... then more kernels are placed in her shoes. To finish it off, sister stella tapes some of her fingers together for limited dexterity.
Amy Kennedy is now ready to take the virtual dementia tour...an experience designed to give perfectly healthy individuals a chance to see what day to day life would be like if they suffered from alzheimer's or dementia. She admits, "You can do all that dementia training, i've had every dementia training there is, but making yourself go through it is a lot different than hearing it in a classroom."
But the tour is much more than just a crazy outfit. Once you're garbed up, you're taken into the testing room, which is designed to look like a residence room. Then, you're given 5 simple, everyday tasks to do... sounds easy, right? Turn's out, it.....read the whole story
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