The Virtual Dementia Tour was invented 20 years ago and can give people with a healthy brain an experience of what dementia might be like. It gives people an opportunity to walk in the world of people living with dementia – and then change the environment and their practice to potentially allow people with dementia to stay at home longer and improve their care.
By walking in the shoes of a person with dementia, we can start to understand the issues that they experience every day. You will experience being confused, isolated, lost, intimidated, vulnerable and much more and therefore understand what you need to change to improve quality of care.
Cllr Joan Lowe, Lead Member for Health and Adult Social Care said: “The Dementia Bus is unique as it gives you the chance to walk in the shoes of someone living with dementia, so you can start to understand the many different issues they face every day. You will experience being lost, isolated, confused, vulnerable and much more and therefore understand what you need to change to improve the quality of care.
“If you have a loved one living with dementia, or would benefit from having better knowledge and more understanding of what it is like to have dementia, get in touch with the team and book a place on the bus.”
The bus will be at the following locations:
• February 18 – Bangor-On-Dee Village Hall, Wrexham, LL13 0BY
• FULLY BOOKED February 19 – Pendine Park Care Organisation, Wrexham, LL13 7YW
• FULLY BOOKED February 20 – Pheonix Homecare and Support, Wrexham, LL11 4YL
• FULLY BOOKED February 21 – Enterprise Hub (Old Iceland), Wrexham LL11 1AT
*The 18 and 20 February have later sessions to enable carers to attend.
If you would like to learn more about what it is like to live with dementia, then book your place on the Virtual Dementia Tour Bus when it returns to Wrexham in February 2020.
There will be three sessions available per day and booking is essential:
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