Saturday, July 14, 2012

Kansas City senior center offers unusual dementia program - Columbia Missourian

 Employees of a senior living community in south Kansas City who work with dementia patients are getting some personal insight into what those people endure every day, thanks to a new program that puts them through a Virtual Dementia Tour.
The program, developed by a geriatric specialist, requires employees to perform simple tasks such as folding towels, putting on a sweater and drinking a half a cup of water within a specific amount of time. But they perform the tasks using spiked inserts in their shoes, blurry goggles, clumsy gloves and headphones that play loud, random noise, The Kansas City Star reported.

Kansas City senior center offers unusual dementia program - Columbia Missourian

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