Virtual Dementia Experiece offered for caregivers

2013-09-20T00:00:00Z Virtual Dementia Experiece offered for caregiversTimes Staff nwitimes.com
September 20, 2013 12:00 am  • 

DYER | Caregiver Support Group will present a Virtual Dementia Experience presented by Franciscan St. Anthony Adult Day Care of Crown Point at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Blessed Mother conference room at Franciscan St. Margaret Health Dyer, 24 Joliet St. Use the west entrance.

The Virtual Dementia Experience is designed to give the participant the feeling of “walking a mile in the shoes” of a person who has Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. With insights from this simulation, participants can gain a deeper understanding of the coping difficulties that persons with Alzheimer’s or related dementia must endure daily.

To attend this free simulation, registration is necessary to insure enough Virtual Dementia Experience kits are available.

Call facilitators Jim & Pat Koeling at (219) 365-3898 or toll-free (888) 303-0180.

Caregiver Support Group encompasses Alzheimer’s/dementia, cancer, stroke and other adult care responsibilities and is open to family and friends looking for compassion and information sharing, and meets at 2 p.m. the fourth Sunday of every month.

"We embrace the premise of 'Honor thy Father and thy Mother," said facilitator Jim Koeling. "We are affiliated with Alzheimer’s and Dementia Services of Northern Indiana, who provide services such as 24-hour hotline, grants, and specialty workshops."

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