Virtual Dementia Tour - Watford
Ever wondered what it feels like to live with a dementia?
Join B&M Care on Friday 23rd September at Montrose Care Home in Watford for Second Wind Dreams® Virtual Dementia Tour®.
Available Tours: 09:30am, 12pm and 2:30pm (each tour lasts approximately two hours)
The Virtual Dementia Tour® is a free-of-charge experience.
About This Event
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.
Looking from the individual’s point-of-view, the Tour builds bridges between a family member and the person living with a dementia, increasing confidence and positive outcomes when providing care. The Tour is perfect for those caring for a friend, parent or another loved one at home, or for anyone else directly affected by dementia.
After The Virtual Dementia Tour®, you will:
- Have experienced the physical and cognitive challenges of dementia
- Understand more about dementia and how a dementia can affect a person
- Learn how to provide person-centred care at home
- Receive first class support and advice
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.
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.
On The Day
You will be required to wear a face covering.