Join us on the Virtual Dementia Tour: A Revolutionary Learning Experience

At Home Instead Yeovil and Bridport, we are excited to offer a unique and transformative training session: the Virtual Dementia Tour (VDT). Scheduled for Monday, 13th May, this course utilises specialist equipment and simulated environments to provide participants with a deeper understanding of what living with dementia might be like.

Event Details

Date: Monday, 13th May
Time: 14:30 – 17:30
Location: Yeovil Innovation Car Park
Capacity: Limited to 30 participants

Discover the Virtual Dementia Tour

What is the Virtual Dementia Tour?

The Virtual Dementia Tour is an innovative educational tool designed to simulate the day-to-day challenges faced by those living with dementia. Through this immersive experience, participants are expected to perform simple tasks within a setting that mimics the sensory and physical alterations experienced by individuals with dementia. This unique perspective fosters deep empathy and an understanding of their daily realities.

Key Learning Outcomes

The course aims to cover crucial aspects of dementia care, focusing on practical understanding and empathetic engagement with the condition:

  • Understanding Sensory Changes: Learn about the sensory and physical changes that affect individuals with dementia.
  • Environmental Impact: Understand how to adapt environments to support the needs of those with dementia.
  • Enhancing Communication: Develop strategies to improve communication with individuals living with dementia.
  • Person-Centred Care: Emphasise the importance of tailored care approaches.
  • Challenging Stereotypes: Challenge common stereotypes and promote a respectful understanding of dementia.
  • Support in Unfamiliar Settings: Learn how to assist individuals with dementia in unfamiliar environments.
  • Improving Care Practices: Discover ways care staff can alter their practices to enhance the lives of people with dementia.
  • Inclusive Activities: Highlight the importance of engaging, meaningful activities for individuals with dementia.
  • Promoting Dignity and Respect: Ensure that all interactions with individuals with dementia maintain dignity and respect.

Why Attend the Virtual Dementia Tour?

The VDT is an invaluable experience for anyone involved in dementia care, from healthcare professionals to family caregivers. It enhances understanding, skills, and compassion, ultimately improving the quality of care provided to individuals with dementia. With only 30 spots available, this intimate setting ensures that each participant receives a focused and impactful experience.

Join us at Home Instead Yeovil and Bridport for this enlightening journey into the world of dementia. This course is a crucial step towards enhancing the care and respect we provide to those living with dementia. 

Contact Us For More Information

For more details and to secure your spot in the Virtual Dementia Tour, please contact our office. Let’s take this important step towards better care together!

Home Instead Yeovil, Sherborne & Bridport

Yeovil Innovation Centre, Copse Rd, Lufton Trading Estate, Lufton, Yeovil BA22 8RN