Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia can be difficult. You may find yourself wondering what your loved one is experiencing, or have questions that only other caregivers can answer. It’s hard to know where to turn to for strength, support, and guidance. Thankfully, that’s why we’re here.
Trilogy is not only dedicated to helping our Memory Care residents through their Alzheimer’s or dementia journey, but their loved ones as well. Our specially tailored programs are designed with friends, family members, and community members in mind, so if you’re in need of help, encouragement, or even some time for respite, you need only reach out to find that we’re here. Please do not hesitate to contact a member of our campus team about one of these programs.
Through the Virtual Dementia Tour®, participants are given a window into the world of those with memory challenges. Using patented equipment, the sensory and physical abilities of participants are altered temporarily. They are then asked to complete five simple tasks, which will allow them to experience for themselves the physical and mental challenges facing those with dementia. Certified trainers will also engage in a discussion with participants after their experience.
The Virtual Dementia Tour® was developed by Second Wind Dreams®; an international, nonprofit organization founded in 1997 by P.K. Beville, who believes that “The solution to Alzheimer’s today and in the foreseeable future is developing a better and more personal understanding of the day-to-day challenges facing those with the disease.”
Many Trilogy campuses are proud to offer this resource for caregivers, family members, and friends of those with dementia in order to help them understand and empathize with their loved ones.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, in 2015, more than 15 million caregivers provided an estimated 18.1 billion hours of care. It’s not hard to believe that 74% of caregivers report that they are “somewhat” to “very” concerned about maintaining their own health since becoming a caregiver. When the wellbeing of your loved one relies in large part on your help, it may be hard to justify taking time for yourself. However, doing so is not only important, it’s imperative. You’ll provide the best care to your loved one when you take the time to take care of yourself, and our Adult Day Services were created to allow you to do just that. At our Memory Care campuses, your loved one will enjoy friendly company and five-star amenities, while you enjoy less time spent worrying.
Contact us today to learn more about these wonderful programs.