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July 24, 2019 (1:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
Contact Name: Teresa West
Contact Phone Number: 715-732-3850
Admission Fee: FREE
Location: NWTC Aurora
Address:   2030 Calvary Drive
Aurora, WI 54121

The ADRC (Aging and Disability Resource Center) of Marinette County, in collaboration with the ADRC of Florence County will be hosting a unique opportunity for family and professional caregivers to briefly, yet movingly, experience the challenges and struggles of a person living with dementia. This is an exciting opportunity for the folks of Marinette County and Florence County. Both ADRCs are thankful to be able to provide this experience.
Dementia Live™ is an innovative program designed by a team of dementia, sensitivity and awareness, and professional development experts from the nationally recognized AGE-u-cate® Training Institute headquartered in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
Using specialized gear within a safe, experiential setting, Dementia Live™ gives participants a real-life simulation of what it may be like to live with dementia. By temporarily and safely immersing participants in the life of dementia, we begin to change their existing attitudes about dementia, which opens the door to deepening their understanding of dementia and improving their actions of care. Learning, language, and cultural barriers are minimized because everyone who experiences Dementia Live is going to feel the difference.
Dementia Live provides a tangible, real-life experience for family members, healthcare professionals, coworkers, and friends who are at a loss when it comes to understanding the complexities of the disease. It teaches them how to respond to the cognitive, emotional and behavioral changes presented by individuals with dementia.
When people are engaged intellectually, emotionally, socially, soulfully, and/or physically, we can begin the journey of true person-centered care.
That is the power of Dementia Live!!!

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