Day of Dementia©Alzheimer’s Experience
Does Your Loved One Have Dementia?
If your loved one is living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, they are not alone. Living with dementia is a tremendously difficult and scary thing, and it effects the person and their family.
Children become caretakers for their parents. Spouses watch their beloved husband or wife gradually fade away right before their eyes. This can lead to feelings of despair, helplessness, and constant worry. You are not alone. The Day of Dementia© Alzheimer’s Experience offers not only a glimpse into what your loved one maybe going through, it also provides you with perspective, understanding, knowledge, and resources that could help your entire family.
About the Expereince
The Day of Dementia Alzheimer’s Experience begin when leaders of Stay Home Senior Services, Inc. wanted to help others understand more about dementia. By using the Dementia Twenty-Four Seven Simulation Activity, which was created by Oklahoma Health Aging Initiative, and adding their own knowledge, and experience, the Day of Dementia Alzheimer’s Experience was created. This simulation style experience is intended to help others feel first hand what it could be like to live with dementia, and start a dialog that will help participants to leave with a sense of empathy for those suffering, and a better understanding of dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease.
We offer an intro version, which is given throughout the community at events and expos. The intro version can take an individual 20-25 minutes to complete. If you have already taken the intro version, and you have a profession that works with the elderly we strongly recommend you experience the full version.
The full experience will take an individual up to 2 hours to complete. This version is meant to be presented to a private group in a closed setting. It is a deeper look into AD, and what it can be like living with AD. The full length experience includes 4 sections while the intro version includes only the first section. The full version is used in the Certified Professional Caregiver Program™ that is offered at certain community colleges.
If you are interested in taking the experience, contact us today!