20121031 - Virtual Dementia - nwherald

Monica Maschak - mmaschak@shawmedia.com
Autumn Leaves Nurse Supervisor Pam Savoie folds clothes while demonstrating the Virtual Dementia Experience that all new nurses and employees are required to go through to gain more of an understaning of what it's like for those with dementia. The experience takes place in a model room as the subject completes basic tasks while wearing goggles, ear plugs, gloves filled with corn kernels and socks filled with rice to similate sensory restraints dementia and Altzheimers residents may feel. Autumn Leaves will have the Virtual Dementia Experience open to the public on Thursday, November 2, 2012.