BrightStar Care Salt Lake City Enables Alzheimer’s Education and Virtual Dementia Tour® Training

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BrightStar Care Salt Lake City announces certification and launch of the innovative Virtual Dementia Tour® training program that educates caregivers and health care professionals in the community on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

BrightStar Care Salt Lake City, a home care agency providing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care and training in Utah, expanded its training services to provide the Virtual Dementia Tour® (VDT), a dementia simulation for caregivers and health care professionals. The training provides hands-on experience and an unparalleled understanding of what it’s like to live with dementia.

“Until there’s a cure, take the Virtual Dementia Tour” say’s BrightStar Care Salt Lake City owner Tammara Brown. “This virtual experience provides insight and an understanding of the impairment caused by the disease”.

The VDT immerses your senses in a world of dementia using adaptive technologies and provides new appreciation of trying to perform activities of everyday living while coping with dementia. The training and experience is geared towards healthcare professionals, caregivers, and family members providing care and support to those afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

“We are currently part of only a handful of organizations in the Salt Lake area certified and actively offering this type of training – it’s a game changer,” said Deborah Parker, BrightStar Care Salt Lake City’s Director of Nursing.

Utah currently has over 31,000 cases of Alzheimer’s disease and this is projected to grow by over 35% by 2025 which is one of the highest growth rates in the U.S. Additionally, in Utah, there are more than 148,000 family members and friends who care for those afflicted.

“Our VDT program allows us to better educate caregivers and health care providers in our community and to better prepare those caring for loved ones impacted by this terrible disease,” said Brown.

If you are interested in scheduling a complimentary Virtual Dementia Tour, please contact BrightStar Care Salt Lake City at 801-559-3999.

About BrightStar Care Salt Lake City
BrightStar Care Salt Lake City provides quality home care caregivers and medical staffing solutions to families and businesses in the Salt Lake City metro area. It’s home care agency services include senior home and pediatric care, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, skilled nursing care, caregivers and childcare/nanny services, special needs care, infusion pharmacy services and more. For more information, please call (801) 559-3999, or visit http://www.brightstarcare.com/salt-lake-city-east.

About The Virtual Dementia Tour
The Virtual Dementia Tour® is a scientifically proven method of building a greater understanding of dementia through the use of patented sensory tools and instruction. Created by P.K. Beville, M.S., an award-winning geriatric specialist and founder of Second Wind Dreams®, Inc., proceeds from the sale of Virtual Dementia Tour support the work of Second Wind Dreams, an international, nonprofit organization recognized as the first in the nation committed to changing the perception of aging through the fulfillment of dreams for elders. For more information about Second Wind Dreams and the Virtual Dementia Tour, please call their office at 678-624-0500 or visit online at http://www.secondwind.org.

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