Home Care Assistance in Colleyville, Texas recently became certified to offer Dementia Live to senior living communities, places of worship, support groups or other interested groups in the North Tarrant County Area. In addition, Home Care Assistance will incorporate Dementia Live into its orientation program with its caregivers. “We are dedicated to helping our community understand dementia better and how to better care for those who are struggling with different types of dementia”, says Dave Parks, owner of Home Care Assistance.
Dementia Live is an innovative program designed by a team of professional dementia, sensitivity and awareness experts from the nationally recognized AGE-u-cate® Training Institute headquartered in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
Using specialized gear within a safe, experiential setting, Dementia Live provides participants a real-life simulation of what it must be like to live with dementia. Participants gain greater awareness and understanding of the constant struggles (24/7) affecting persons with dementia. Greater understanding leads to more sensitive care partnering.
The Dementia Live program is the newest tool in the powerful arena of sensitivity awareness training being used for the booming number of direct care staff, family caregivers, and healthcare professionals. “We are at the crossroads of understanding aging and dementia; this understanding is not an option but a necessity for every member of our society. It is a worldwide phenomenon affecting every level of our society”, states Pam Brandon, President and Founder of the AGE-u-cate Training Institute. “We must equip those who are caring for and serving our aging population to better understand their challenges. We are living in a fast-aging world.”
If you would like to find out more about Dementia Live and schedule a session for your community group, caregiver support group or senior living community staff please call Dave Parks with Home Care Assistance at (817) 349-7599 or email him at [email protected] Please visit www.HomeCareAssitanceFortWorth.com to learn more about the services offered by Home Care Assistance. Also you can visit www.AGEucate.com to find out more about the Dementia Live program.