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This is a virtual tour that anyone working with elders who have dememntia/Alzheimers should watch. What a great in-service this would be for staff & even family members!!

Check it out & let hear your feed back.

http://abcnews.go.com/Primetime/Alzheimers...1176&page=1

 

It is so sad to watch but was very in sightful. Especially about the noise, I didn't know that some residents hear that 24/7!!

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Wow, I had no idea about the noise. Very poignant, particularly about the son's tearful reaction after he experienced it for only 12 minutes. Heart wrenching & insightful. I have had a few residents over the years who thought they were on a train. Thought it may be because the desease could possibly cause some equilibrium difficulties in some people. Has anyone else had that comment or something simimiliar from a resident?

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What an eye-opener! I have done sensitivity training before-- but it is almost always with only ONE of those items-- not all at once! Having seen this video, I am convinced that all staff should go through this training yearly-- including bosses and admins! Very cool! Thanks for sharing!

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This is a virtual tour that anyone working with elders who have dememntia/Alzheimers should watch. What a great in-service this would be for staff & even family members!!

Check it out & let hear your feed back.

http://abcnews.go.com/Primetime/Alzheimers...1176&page=1

 

It is so sad to watch but was very in sightful. Especially about the noise, I didn't know that some residents hear that 24/7!!

 

 

I just wanted to thank you Pennie for this virtual tour on dementia/alzheimers. I didnt know that some residents go through all of that. I have taken this to my D.O.N. and we are going to work on having this as a manditory inservice in my facility.

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I was lucky enough to be able to take the virtual dementia tour myself. I honestly can't say enough about it.

What an eye opening experience. After I took the tour I went and bought the materials to do the tour myself and made each of my activity aides go through what some of our residents may experience.

 

A couple of my aides actually cried because they had no idea what it must be like and it made them realize why someone would yell out "HELP ME!" over and over. That's exactly what I was saying during the tour...I need some help, I have no idea what's going on!

 

Please don't ever miss the opportunity to go through the virtual dementia tour!

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Thank you so much for posting this video clip. I was blown away by it! I cried at the end. This should be viewed by everyone who works with Alzheimer's patients. I'm going to share it with my coworkers and supervisors and maybe it can be used as inservice.

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This is a virtual tour that anyone working with elders who have dememntia/Alzheimers should watch. What a great in-service this would be for staff & even family members!!

Check it out & let hear your feed back.

http://abcnews.go.com/Primetime/Alzheimers...1176&page=1

 

It is so sad to watch but was very in sightful. Especially about the noise, I didn't know that some residents hear that 24/7!!

 

 

I am amazed at what I saw. I understand more about what these people are going through. I wish I had seen this while my mother-in-law as still alive. I understood what she was kind of going through but I never knew about the noise factor. I have several residents that have this and I now know why they do the things they do. I know I will be more understanding of them and anyothers that come in my facility. Wow what an eye opener. Thanks

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Wow, I had no idea about the noise. Very poignant, particularly about the son's tearful reaction after he experienced it for only 12 minutes. Heart wrenching & insightful. I have had a few residents over the years who thought they were on a train. Thought it may be because the desease could possibly cause some equilibrium difficulties in some people. Has anyone else had that comment or something simimiliar from a resident?

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Yes! I knew someone who thought he was on an airplane. Wow! I never connected it to the inability to sort auditory stimuli! That makes so much sense! :rolleyes:

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I just went to a training about the VDT. We had to wear googles and ear phones, tape our hands together and put corn kernels in our shoes - then try to do five different tasks. It was very humbling. I am looking into buying the tour for my facility to do an inservice for staff. I think all people should have to go through this. It was very eye opening!!!

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