Learning What Alzheimer’s Is Really Like

When it comes to memory care, Wesley Willows is a regional leader in ensuring a creative and cutting edge approach. Two staff members at Wesley Willows have recently become certified trainers for the Virtual Dementia Tour. Using special equipment that disrupts all of the senses, the tour simulates the effects of dementia on a person’s ability to accomplish routine tasks.

Lu-Anne Brannum, Administrator, and Erica Figurin, Director of Life Enrichment, Memory Support Specialist and Administrator in Training, are certified facilitators that will give the Virtual Dementia Tour. They will lead all staff through it over the course of the next year. Dementia is a progressive, degenerative neurological condition that significantly impairs brain activity. By better understanding how a person impacted by dementia experiences the world, Wesley Willows is able to provide a higher level of compassionate care for those living with dementia and for their families.

Wesley Willows is more than a leader in memory care support. We are a dual-accredited continuum of care facility that offers exceptional programs, services and amenities for Seniors at every stage of life. We are committed to providing the highest level of service, and proud to take creative approaches like the Virtual Dementia Tour to ensure we are doing so.

For more information about the Virtual Dementia Tour, please visit www.secondwind.org.