With an increasing percentage of the population suffering with dementia-related diseases, we are committed to ongoing training and education for our interdisciplinary team of caregivers, as well as our healthcare partners. Using evidence-based dementia simulation training, we are positioned to provide enhanced solutions to address this ongoing healthcare challenge.
83% of dementia care happens in the home, but most families are unable to relate and understand what their patient is going through. Dementia affects every segment of our population and awareness through exposure is imperative if we are to care for those with this disease.
The “tour” simulates the effects of aging and dementia to give families, caregivers, and the general public an opportunity to experience dementia in a temporary and controlled environment. This life-changing experience creates a better understanding of the physical and mental challenges faced by those living with dementia, which empowers us to provide them with better care and support.
This evidence-based, patented program provides practical ways to create an environment that supports the disease and increases understanding. The Virtual Dementia Tour is a scientifically proven method that builds sensitivity and awareness in individuals caring for those with dementia by temporarily altering participants’ physical and sensory abilities.
As Certified Trainers, we have trained VDT facilitators at each agency who share the VDT experience with agency staff and eventually to families and our community. Our goal is to have all AseraCare employees experience the Virtual Dementia Tour.