Second Wind Dreams Virtual Dementia Tour
When a loved one is diagnosed with Dementia, it affects everyone in the family, friends and the community. The Alzheimer’s Association states that Alzheimer’s is being diagnosed every 72 seconds in the U.S. alone, and 7 out of 10 Alzheimer’s patients live at home where family and friends provide 75 percent of the care. Yet studies show that these caregivers are not formally trained to provide the support needed for those living with dementia. The purpose of the Virtual Dementia Tour™-I for Individuals (VDT-I) is to help families better identify with their loved one’s day-to-day struggles, thereby improving their ability to provide care.
This six minute film tracks the life of a man, who at age 80 is living with Alzheimer's; and a son who is trying to understand what it is like to live with the disease. Virtual Tour allows you to see and feel what it is like to live with dementia.