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Experience the Life of Someone With Dementia by Taking a Virtual Tour

Caregiver in Pleasanton CA: Dementia Virtual Tour

Caregiver in Pleasanton CA: Dementia Virtual Tour

Recently, companies have had great success offering simulated dementia virtual tours. They offer the chance to experience what someone with dementia goes through. The simulated experience lasts for approximately 10 minutes. If your mom or dad has dementia, this simulation is essential. It shows you everything they experience from day to day.

Daily Living for Someone With Dementia.

Dementia impacts one’s daily life. More than your memory is impacted. Diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s also makes it harder to see clearly, handle simple household chores, and even walk around. Someone with dementia may lose depth perception, which makes rugs on the floor look like giant holes. Difficulty seeing colors can make items disappear into their surroundings.

With these changes, it gets harder for a person with dementia to perform activities of daily living. Caregivers become necessary for everything from bathing and personal care to meal preparation and mobility. When you experience exactly what your mom or dad go through each day, you’ll have a better understanding of how to help them.

How Does It Work?

One company offering these experiences, Second Wind Dreams, takes you on a virtual tour of dementia using different devices or pieces of technology. Start with the headphones that amplify sounds and volume so that you experience what someone with dementia hears. There are gloves that limit what you feel and how your fingers move. The tour also impacts what you see through the use of special glasses. Finally, inserts in your shoes affect your mobility.

Once the devices are in place, a guide gives you a few simple tasks that you do at home. You have to do those tasks within a specific amount of time. This replicates exactly what someone with dementia goes through each day.

How Do You Find a Virtual Tour?

The number of locations offering dementia virtual tours are increasing. Currently, these tours are found in states across the U.S. The tours have also been videotaped and presented on shows like ABC Nightline and the Today Show. There’s a directory on the Second Wind Dream’s website that allows you to search for the nearest location.

While it’s normal to want to do everything for your mom or dad, you need a break from time to time. Caregiver burnout is a real problem. Talk to a senior care agency about hiring caregivers to provide respite. Use the break to go out, spend time with friends, or simply relax and unwind. Remember that you’re no good to your mom if you’re struggling. Hiring home care could be a great option.

If you or an aging loved one are considering caregiver services in Pleasanton, CA, contact the caring staff at Provident Home Care. Call today (877) 572-3411.


Robin Conley RN, Owner and CEO

RN, Owner and CEO at Provident Care - Modesto, CA
When my grandmother’s health began to deteriorate... My greatest fear was that something would happen to her when I couldn’t be there. She had become unsteady on her feet, forgot to take her medications when she was supposed to, was not eating meals that fit into her dietary restrictions and often failed to recognize signs that she was getting into trouble. I knew that it was her firm desire to stay in her own home, but the amount of oversight I knew she needed was sometimes overwhelming for me to do alone. This is where my journey started! Providing care to seniors in our community is not just a job for me... It is something that has touched my life personally and something that I am passionate about! I know firsthand the worry and uncertainty caused when someone you love becomes ill or injured and how overwhelming the responsibility of caring for a loved one can be. I also know that finding a compassionate caregiver can often restore health, provide seniors with a renewed sense of control and independence, reduce depression, and relieve family members so they can once again be a caring son or daughter. So if you find yourself or someone you may know, in this situation... Our team of care managers and professional, compassionate caregivers at Provident Care would be honored to help you care for your loved one. Our staff is committed to caring for our clients as if we were caring for a member of our own family.

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