Lake Zurich First Responders Participate in Dementia Sensitivity Training

8/25/2015
Location : Lake Zurich
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LAKE ZURICH, IL -

As dementia affects more and more families across the United States, the Silverado team in Lake Zurich had an opportunity to brings awareness to memory-impairing diseases by demonstrating a Second Wind Dreams Virtual Dementia Tour® to first responders. 

 "Silverado Lake Zurich Memory Care Community recently hosted the Virtual Dementia Tour, a training program created by geriatric specialist P.K. Beville, founder of the nonprofit organization Second Wind Dreams.

The interactive program allowed Lake Zurich firefighter/paramedics, patient families and staff to experience some of the limitations of dementia, so they could gain a better understanding of this debilitating condition. 

Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia, is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. This year, an estimated 5.3 million Americans of all ages are living with the disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

'Virtual dementia training is a really powerful tool in getting people to walk in the shoes of someone with dementia,' said Fiona Forde Elkes, community ambassador for Silverado’s Highland Park facility."

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