Students get a window into the world of dementia sufferers

17 February 2017

Health and social care students at Gloucestershire College were given an insight into what people suffering from dementia experience every day, when they took the Virtual Dementia Tour this February.

The scientifically proven virtual tour is a sensitivity program, designed to give caregivers and family members a greater understanding of the physical and mental challenges associated with the disease. The experience was delivered by healthcare training provider, Training 2 Care, using their mobile VDT training room, which visited students at the College’s Cheltenham and Gloucester sites.

BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care student, Rebecca Morgan was one of the students who took the tour.

She said: “Myself and the other students thought the Virtual Dementia Tour was a fantastic experience, and discovered that one small amazing thing can help change the life of someone with dementia.

“We learnt that dementia is more than just memory loss and includes other side effects, which has helped us empathise with dementia patients and their families.”

Gloucestershire College offers Health and Social Care courses at Level 2 to Foundation Degree, with students going on to a range of roles within the care sector. To find out more about our courses visit: https://goo.gl/jZZp3Y

Check out the video below for an insight into what the Virtual Dementia Tour involves...

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