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Virtual Dementia Bus Tour (HCA Spring Seminar)
Wed 5 April 2017, 09:30 – 17:15 BST
Quality care for those dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias begins with family members and professional caregivers who are sensitive, patient and kind. But how can people be empathic when they have never experienced firsthand the physical and mental challenges facing those with dementia? Now there is a way.
The Virtual Dementia Tour® — a scientifically proven method of building a greater understanding of dementia and is ‘ Your Window Into Their World’.
Created by P.K. Beville, M.S., founder of the international nonprofit Second Wind Dreams®, the Virtual Dementia Tour® (VDT) sensitivity training program is designed to give individuals and organisations a greater understanding of Dementia.
Experience Training Ltd and Training 2 CARE (UK) Ltd are the UK Partners for this amazing experience that has now changing the way that we care for people Living with this disease.
Managing Director ‘Glenn Knight’ comments” The Virtual Dementia Tour® helps you to understand what people with dementia experience every day, It gives you an opportunity to understand what we need to change to keep our loved ones at home longer, improve our practice and improve the quality of our care. Scary, Isolating, confusing and emotional, this fantastic experience must not be missed and will truly change the lives of people with this disease.”
The Virtual Dementia Tour® is perfect for anyone that comes into direct or indirect contact with people with Dementia and has been adopted by so many organisations around the UK including:
NHS Trusts: North Essex, Mid Essex, Lancashire, Portsmouth, Luton, Medway, Kent, Tunbridge Wells, Countess of Chester, Addenbrookes Hospital Trust.
Fire Service, Police, Airlines, Councils: Essex, Portsmouth, Isle of Wight, Milton Keynes, Luton, Northampton.
Care Providers including: Abbeyfield, B&M CARE, Sohal Group, Milkwood, Barchester, Stour Valley Group and a further 1,000 care providers.
Glasgow Caledonian University.
The Virtual Dementia Tour® has been experienced by 1.5 Million people in 17 different countries, Evidenced based and is medically and scientifically proven to be the closest that we can give a person with a healthy brain to an experience of what Dementia might be like. With our Motto being
“Until there’s a cure, take the Tour”