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Girl Scout troop works with assisted living facility on dementia sensitivity training

April 23, 2018
by I Advance Senior Care
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An assisted living facility partnered with a local Girl Scout troop to provide hands-on sensitivity training to those with loved ones living with dementia, according to a story from KRISTV.com.

Confusion, lack of communication and discomfort are all symptoms experienced by those living with dementia and Alzheimer's Disease.

Caregivers and family members were given an inside look at the day-to-day struggle through a six-minute virtual reality tour.

"Just the five minutes that I had it on, I couldn't imagine anybody dealing with this every day," Jazmyn Mallory said.

The demonstration alters the five senses, making it nearly impossible for participants to complete everyday tasks.

These modifications include shoe inserts to mimic calluses and arthritis, gloves to resemble symptoms of neuropathy.

Read the full story at KRISTV.com.

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