Understanding the Challenges of Dementia

Group will offer virtual experience

The Hudson Valley Chapter of the Alzheimers Association will present a program at the Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison on Wednesday, Dec. 21 to provide a virtual experience of what it’s like to live with dementia. It’s designed to help friends, family and caregivers understand the challenges of the disease.

The Virtual Dementia Tour attempts to reflect how people with the disease experience the world. (Photo provided)

The Virtual Dementia experience takes 20 minutes and sessions are available by appointment from noon to 4 p.m. Participants will try to perform everyday tasks with impaired senses such as loss of central and peripheral vision and auditory interpretation. Reserve a time by calling Joan Carl at 845-471-2655 by Dec. 20.

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