Virtual reality can help people in Door County have a better understanding of what it feels like to have dementia. The Door County Medical Center is offering a virtual dementia tour which puts you in the shoes of someone with dementia. Kristi Wisniewski, the Geriatric Outreach Specialist at the DCMC and Memory Care Program, says this could be a very important experience for people, especially for caregivers of people with dementia. Doing the virtual dementia tour will help caregivers understand and have more empathy.
The virtual dementia tour was offered on Friday at the YMCA in Fish Creek and will be again on February 27th at the Sister Bay Rehab.