Virtual Dementia Tour Training - Enhancing Dementia Care in Bluebird Care
Bluebird Care Peterborough & Rutland, were featured in The Stamford & Rutland Mercury following the Virtual Dementia Tour training, which replicates how people living with dementia might feel.Bluebird Care Peterborough & Rutland, were featured in The Stamford & Rutland Mercury following the Virtual Dementia Tour training, which replicates how people living with dementia might feel.
Staff wore headphones, gloves and glasses to take away their primary senses and recreate the real anxiety dementia sufferers feel.
A number of relatives of customers with dementia also participated to share their experiences.
They said the experience, provided by Training 2 Care Ltd, was very powerful.
Red Williams, reporter at the Mercury, also attended and described his experience. Red, whose father has been recently diagnosed with Dementia, writes about his experience in the attached article:
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Bluebird Care Peterborough and Stamford Director Leisa MacKenzie said: “This training is unique as it gives you the chance to walk in the shoes of someone living with dementia. It’s very exciting and this is a big day for all of us because we care for so many people who have dementia in this area.”
Leisa added: “You can start to understand the many different issues 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.
“The Virtual Dementia Tour is the only scientifically and medically-proven method of giving a person with a healthy brain an experience of what dementia might be like.”