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."

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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."