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01/08/2021

Newbridge hosts Virtual Dementia Tour

“I’m surprised actually how intense it was – the feeling of confusion and disorientation, and the feeling of fear that comes with that. It definitely opened my eyes to what people with dementia experience every day."

Newbridge hosts Virtual Dementia Tour

William Masterson, Clane, taking part in Virtual Dementia Tour, Newbridge

 Newbridge played host to a Virtual Dementia Tour yesterday, aiming to build understanding, compassion and greater levels of care for people experiencing dementia.

The Virtual Dementia Tour, at Tesco yesterday, is the only scientifically-proven method of giving people an experience of what dementia might be like, with visitors having their vision, touch and sound distorted in a similar way to someone with dementia.

  Paul Allen, a Carer at Right at Home Ireland,  spoke of his experience participating in the tour.“The Virtual Dementia Tour was really powerful,” he said.  “I’m surprised actually how intense it was – the feeling of confusion and disorientation, and the feeling of fear that comes with that. It definitely opened my eyes to what people with dementia experience every day."

 

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