Virtual Dementia Bus

The immersive dementia bus is coming to Tavistock to offer insights into the world of someone who is living with dementia.

Virtual Dementia Bus

Tavistock Dementia Alliance has booked the Virtual Dementia Bus to come to Tavistock during Dementia Action Week.

The Virtual Dementia Tour was invented 25 years ago, in America by PK Beville who is president of American non profit company Second Wind Dreams. The Virtual Dementia Tour is medically and scientifically proven. By walking in the shoes of a person with dementia, we can start to understand the issues that they experience everyday. You will experience being confused, isolated, lost, intimidated, vulnerable and much more and therefore understand what you can do to adapt your care and support.

Some quotes from those who have previously experienced the virtual dementia bus are, “Why wasn’t this available when my mum was alive and had dementia. I now understand so much more about what she did. Thank you and everyone needs to take this training.”  Another delegate said, “It helped me make sense of many things with mum – the shuffling feet, the not hearing/making sense of things particularly – and I am sure I will be able to help her more having done the course. Yesterday afternoon when I went in to see her I sat opposite mum (instead of beside her) and was rewarded with her lovely smile which I haven’t seen in quite awhile.”

Caring for someone with dementia can take a physical, emotional, and mental toll.

But with years of experience, we are here to help.

Our Care Professionals undergo City & Guilds assured training, which is specialized for the home care environment.