Program Teaches People What It’s Like To Have Dementia

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(WREG-TV) It's tough to understand or sympathize with someone when you don't understand what they are going through.

Alzheimer’s Day Services of Memphis is running a therapeutic activity day program for those living with dementia.

They use a Dementia Sensitivity Experience, which simulates Dementia for five minutes.

The group uses gloves, goggles and other tools for the simulation.


  • Forget Me Not
  • Dementia Sensitivity Experiment
  • May 21
  • 9a-2:30p
  • 901-372-4585


1 Comment

  • upaces88

    Five years ago, two capillaries broke in my brain (mastoid tissue that is right behind your ears). I had taken a heavy fall down 3 steps hitting the back on my head. About a week later, I was sitting my my living-room talking to a friend when I heard the “pop” in my head. I was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance.

    The doctors told me to have my family, minister and friends join me. He was giving me, practically, a death sentence of moving from Dementia to ALZ within a couple of years.

    Of course, when I got home, I experience all of the emotions.. Fear, sadness, depression UNTIL I BECAME ANGRY. I made a decision to prove them wrong. I was NOT going to allow my fear get the best of me.

    I still can’t pass the test in the doctor’s office. He gives you 5 objects to remember…then about 10 minutes later, he asks you to repeat them back to him. I couldn’t. I still can’t.

    I have short term memory Dementia still. However, I have noticed that IF I am passionate about a subject, like what Obama has done to our Military, our country, etc….I can name off about 25 various events.

    IF you are diagnosed with Dementia. Take your meds, rest, eat right (normal good advice); and get back on the internet and enjoy yourself. Allow yourself to be passionate about what you read.

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