The most passionate care is born of empathy. Bonita Springs-based franchisor Oasis Senior Advisors is helping caregivers and loved ones of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia sufferers gain a better understanding of those conditions so they can provide more compassionate help. Oasis is inviting the public to participate in a no-cost educational Virtual Dementia Tour on Friday, Jan. 25 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Landmark Hospital in North Naples. Call Landmark Hospital at 239-529-1800 to reserve a space.
“Once you’ve gone on the Virtual Dementia Tour, you’ll never think of Alzheimer’s or dementia the same way,” Oasis Senior Advisors CEO Tim Evankovich said. “It’s powerful and eye-opening, and I urge everyone to take part.”
The Virtual Dementia Tour is a one-of-a-kind sensory experience that provides critical insight into what it’s like to live with dementia and related disorders, including Alzheimer’s. Tour participants wear gloves that impair the use of their hands, headphones that affect their hearing, and glasses that blur their vision. They’re asked to perform common tasks that are much more difficult than they otherwise would be to simulate side effects of memory loss disorders.
“Landmark Hospital is honored to participate with Oasis Senior Advisors in hosting the Virtual Dementia Tour,” said Susan Bailey, CEO of Landmark Hospital of Southwest Florida. “As Landmark utilizes an interdisciplinary team approach to care, with a focus of regaining quality of life, we are privileged to support fellow caregivers and healthcare providers alike in understanding and advancing the treatment of this disease.”
For more information about the services Oasis Senior Advisors offer for free to seniors and families across the country, visit oasissenioradvisors.com. For more information on the Virtual Dementia Tour, call 239-449-9289.