Village Concepts offers Virtual Dementia Tour at Brannan Park Retirement on Jan. 17

  • Thursday, January 11, 2018 5:04pm
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For the Reporter

Village Concepts, a third-generation family-owned business helping seniors thrive in retirement and assisted living communities throughout the state, hosts a Virtual Dementia Tour event at the Brannan Park Retirement community in Auburn on Wednesday, Jan. 17.

The tour is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the retirement facility, 2901 I St. NE.

The tour offers the opportunity to better understand the mental and physical challenges that those living with dementia experience through a virtual simulation. Trained facilitators will guide participants throughout the exercise, which will emphasize completing everyday tasks while patented devices alter the senses in a way that closely resembles the effects of dementia on the mind and body.

This experiential program was designed to benefit caregivers and loved ones by allowing them to better understand and relate to those with dementia, which ultimately fosters communication and efficient delivery of care. Macular degeneration, arthritis, neuropathy and hearing problems are some complications of the disease. The simulation opens the door to increased empathy and patience.

For more information about the Virtual Dementia Tour or the Village Concepts senior living communities, visit villageconcepts.com or call 888-548-6609.

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