Submitted by Renea Aeschliman, ADRC of St. Croix County

NEW RICHMOND, WI — On Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 2 p.m. the community is invited to First Presbyterian Church at 1901 Vine Street in Hudson, to take a walk in the shoes of someone with dementia through the use of the internationally known Virtual Dementia Tour. The Virtual Dementia Tour is a 10 minute sensory experience that gives those with full cognition the ability to understand what the disease of dementia sounds, looks and feels like. 

The Virtual Dementia Tour uses educational resources and sensory stimulation to provide family and professional caregivers a way to experience the challenges faced by those living with dementia. Created by Second Wind Dreams, the Virtual Dementia Tour is scientifically proven to increase knowledge and understanding of those caring for individuals with dementia. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with the Tour specialists and don patented devices that alter their senses. They are then given tasks and an adapted environment, which allows them to experience the physical and mental challenges those with dementia face every day. This FREE event is sponsored by Azura Memory Care.

Please call ADRC at 715-381-4363 to reserve your spot today, they are filling up fast. Only times after 4 p.m. are available at this time. Walk-ins are also welcomed, but will be taken on a first-come-first serve basis around the times of those who have pre-registered.