Expressions of Feelings and Needs

Part 3: A "Picture" of Dementia

Have you ever wondered what was going through the head of someone living with dementia? 

Alzheimer Research UK developed an app and 360-degree videos that allow you to do just that. A Walk Through Dementia was developed with people living with dementia who wanted you to experience life in their shoes. 

If you are using a computer, you can visit their YouTube Channel to watch the videos. If you are using a phone or tablet, you can download their App from the Google App Store (for Samsung/Android users) or the Apple App Store (for iPhone/iPad users).

For reflection...

This exercise emphasizes the experience of a person living with dementia. After you have watched the videos, take a few minutes to reflect on the following questions. Feel free to make some notes.

  • What stood out for you as you listened?
  • How did it make you feel?  What did it remind you of?
  • What is this all about? What does all this mean for you as a care partner?
  • What will you continue to do in your role as a care partner?  What will you stop or do differently?

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