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Virtual dementia tour is coming to Derbyshire during this year’s Dementia Action Week

A chance to “walk in the shoes of someone living with dementia”.

An insightful experience offering the chance to ‘walk in the shoes’ of a person living with dementia will available to staff across Derbyshire during Dementia Action Week next month.

The virtual dementia tour was invented 20 years ago and is the only scientifically and medically proven method of giving a person with a healthy brain an experience of what dementia might be like and gives people an opportunity to walk in the world of people living with dementia, and then change the environment and their practice to potentially allow people with dementia to stay at home longer and improve their care.
 

Why join us? - By walking in the shoes of a person with dementia, we can start to understand the issues that they experience every day. You will experience being confused, isolated, lost, intimidated, vulnerable and much more and therefore understand what you need to change to improve quality of care.

It improves lives - Simple changes that are made to improve standards also reflects in improving lives for people with dementia. Refocusing delegates on the needs of the individual rather than convenience to the care provider is the basis of improving lives.
 

The bus will be at the following locations:

  • May 17 - Cavendish Hospital, Buxton
  • May 19 - Ashgreen, Chesterfield
  • May 21 - Ilkeston Community Hospital, Ilkeston
     

Each day with have the following 2 hour time slots available:

  • 09.30am – 11.30am
  • 10.30am – 12.30pm
  • 1.30pm – 3.30pm
  • 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Booking is essential so to book your place email gemma.deltoro@nhs.net confirming which date and time slot you would like to book. Please book early as places are limited.