Virtual Reality…experiencing the world of dementia

Thursday 7th March 2019

Dementia Virtual Reality Tour Bus, Mile End Hospital Parking Lot (Outside Beaumont House)

We are pleased to offer all Tower Hamlets Health and Social Care staff a fully funded opportunity to take part in a Dementia training workshop through Virtual Reality. The training will be delivered through a mobile virtual reality unit hired to offer training at Mile End Hospital site on the 7th March 2019

It has now been published that dementia kills more people than Heart Disease or Cancer and therefore is the largest cause of death in the UK.  Indeed statistics show that one in three people that were born in the UK in 2015 are expected to die from dementia.  With these statistics, it is vital that we continually improve the quality of training and start to focus on what dementia is like for the person rather than just the care giver.

The Virtual Dementia Tour is medically and scientifically proven to be the closest that we can give a person with a healthy brain an experience of what dementia might be like.  By understanding dementia from the person's point of view we can change practice, reduce issues and improve their lives.

Scary, Intimidating, Confusing and a feeling of vulnerability. The Virtual Dementia Tour is a 'must have' training for every care professional or family member that wants to understand dementia by walking in the shoes of a person with the disease.

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‘The Virtual Dementia Tour is amazing training, thank you so much. This is the best Dementia training i’v ever done!’ - Previous Participant

Who is the training open to?

All staff working in Tower Hamlets Health and Care setting can access this programme.

How long is the training?

You have one of 3 bookings slots to choose from. Each slot is 2.5 hours long. Yo are expected to be available for the duration of the slot. Late arrivals and DNAs will incur a £40 charge (cost of the training PP)

How do I book?

Bookings must be made online. Click on one of the 3 slots below to book your place now. Register early as places are limited. Bookings must be made by the person undertaking the training, and multiple bookings under same name will void the booking.

 
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