Virtual Dementia Tour® Comes to Takacs McGinnis
Elder Care Coordinator Debra King and Reba McBride, a social worker for Senior Helpers, experienced the Virtual Dementia Tour.
The Virtual Dementia Tour made its 2017 Middle Tennessee debut on March 30 at Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law. The firm is the official sponsor of the 2017 Virtual Dementia Tour which will make stops in more than a dozen other communities in the mid-state during the year.
The Virtual Dementia Tour opens a window into the world of dementia with a ground-breaking, evidence-based, and scientifically proven method of building a greater understanding of dementia. Using patented sensory tools and instruction based on research conducted by P.K. Beville, M.S., a specialist in geriatrics and the founder of Second Wind Dreams®, trained facilitators guide participants outfitted with patented devices that alter their senses while they try to complete common everyday tasks and exercises. The Virtual Dementia Tour enables caregivers to experience for themselves the physical and mental challenges those with dementia face, and use the experience to provide better person-centered care.
Reactions to the tour were enthusiastic.
“I had no idea."
“Everyone on the planet needs to experience this!"
"You are an active learner."
"You walk in the shoes of someone with dementia.”
“It’s a true head-to-toe experience.”
“There is an immediate and lasting change of perception.”
“It will touch your heart.”
The Virtual Dementia Tour continues through 2017. Upcoming stops include the following locations in Middle Tennessee:
May 10: Nashville Fire Department, 2601 Buena Vista Pike, Nashville
May 16: Rutland Place, 435 NW Rutland Rd., Mt. Juliet, TN
May 17: Belvedere Commons of Franklin, 303 South Royal Oaks Blvd., Franklin, TN
May 24: Mary, Queen of Angels Assisted Living, 34 White Bridge Pike, Nashville
May 30: Stones River Manor, 205 Haynes Dr., Murfreesboro, TN.
To register for the free Virtual Dementia Tour at one of the remaining Middle Tennessee tour locations, visit http://bit.ly/2opCpfs or call (615) 591-7007. ~
This video explains more about the Virtual Dementia Tour and its impact on participants.