Ever wondered what it feels like to live with a dementia?
Join B&M Care on Friday 18th February at Milford Lodge Care Home in Hitchin for Second Wind Dreams® Virtual Dementia Tour®.
Presented in partnership with Training 2 Care, the Virtual Dementia Tour® is a scientifically-proven method that offers an individual the opportunity to experience what it would feel like to live with moderate needs dementia.
Available Tours: 09:30am, 12:15pm and 3pm
Each tour lasts for approximately two hours.
Bookings will start February 2022.
On The Day
In-line with Government regulations, B&M Care can only accept bookings for the Virtual Dementia Tour® from individuals who have been fully vaccinated, i.e. have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccination (Pfizer-BioNTech, Oxford/AstraZeneca or Moderna).
Individuals that have been vaccinated by the NHS in England will be required to demonstrate their vaccination status using one of the following three methods:
- the NHS App
- the NHS website - NHS.uk
- the NHS COVID Pass letter
Upon arrival, each individual is required to take a Lateral Flow Device (LFD) Test – commonly known as a rapid test kit – and to wear a face covering throughout the duration of the tour. Tests can be taken prior to arrival, but must be taken on the day of the tour. Individuals would then need to bring evidence of the result with them. If you don’t have access to a test kit, the home will provide this on the day, including face coverings.
More Information about the Virtual Dementia Tour®Born out of research carried out by P.K. Beville, M.S. - a specialist in geriatrics and founder of American charity Second Wind Dreams® - the Virtual Dementia Tour® was launched in the UK in 2016 at B&M Care’s Ashlyns Care Home in Berkhamsted in partnership with Training 2 Care. With a primary aim of enabling participants to experience for themselves the physical and cognitive challenges that an individual living with a dementia faces, the tour uses patented devices to alter a person’s senses to then complete a series of common everyday tasks and exercises.
Following the tour, a de-brief will share further insight into the tour, and understand the simple changes that can be made to positively improve the lives of those living with a dementia.
At present, the Virtual Dementia Tour® is taken by over 200,000 in the UK every year and has been commissioned as benchmark training by over 18 NHS Trusts, 4 HSE Trusts, police and ambulance services, CQC, and of course, social care settings, including care and nursing homes.
The Virtual Dementia Tour® is undertaken by every B&M Care staff member as part of their induction training.