Virtual Dementia Tour
Your Window Into Their World
Right at Home of Charleston invites you to take an emotional journey to experience the realities of life for persons living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. After experiencing this sensory training, you will understand the overwhelming effects of the aging process when combined with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. This life-changing workshop can also help you make better caregiving and heath care decision by knowing what your clientele or family members may be coping with on a daily basis. Right at Home of Charleston is proud to offer the Virtual Dementia Tour® to families, community organizations and those providing senior services throughout the Tri-County area.
The Virtual Dementia Tour® is not a computer-based tour. It is a dementia simulation that was created to teach people the physical and mental challenges of those living with dementia. It is a scientifically proven method designed to build sensitivity and awareness in individuals caring for those with dementia. Learning to create a positive environment for those with dementia can only come from attempting to walk in their shoes. The VDT® offers hope to caregivers, providing tips and tools necessary to create an environment that supports the needs of those with the disease.
Right at Home is confident that the VDT will provide you with a greater sense of the struggle people with dementia feel on a daily basis. Matthew Minotti, owner of Right at Home Charleston had this to say about it:
"We are very excited to conduct the Virtual Dementia Tour throughout the Charleston area. I was profoundly moved by the tour and truly feel it provides a glimpse into what those with dementia go through on a daily basis. We have found that both professional caregivers and family members will gain a deeper understanding of the confusion, challenges and overall disorientation those suffering with dementia face. This knowledge allows them to have more empathy and patience when caring for someone with dementia and this will ultimately result in better care for the client or family member."
Right at Home Charleston offers the VDT throughout the year. To get more information on how the tour works and the options available for your tour.
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Right at Home of Charleston supports Second Wind Dreams. Second Wind Dreams®, an organization whose mission it is to change the perception of aging has developed a groundbreaking tool to help professional and family caregivers better understand the needs of those suffering from Alzheimer’s and other dementia. The Virtual Dementia Tour series helps people caring for those with dementia provide better care and better understand the needs of those suffering with the disease.