As our communities continue to age, the diagnosis of dementia is becoming more and more common.  Along with their caregivers, the individuals who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia may find it difficult to navigate through the community as dementia symptoms occur in public more frequently.

Mile Bluff Medical Center and the ADRC of Eagle Country invite the public to increase their understanding and awareness of dementia by attending Dementia Live on Tuesday, January 15.

Dementia Live is a hands-on program that simulates dementia’s sensory symptoms and immerses participants into the complexities of everyday life with dementia.  Participants wear specialized gear that modifies sensory abilities and are asked to complete a set of tasks.  The activity is followed by a wrap-up conversation that focuses on feelings and sensitivity awareness and suggestions for how to better care for those with dementia.

Dementia Live gives everyone the opportunity to gain insight into the complicated world of dementia.  It leads to a greater understanding of the daily struggles those with dementia face.  With more understanding, caregivers and community members can act with empathy and compassion toward those with dementia.

Dementia Live sessions will be held Tuesday, January 15 from 9 am to 3:30 pm at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston.  Limited half hour time slots are available.  For more information and to register, call 608-847-1495 or visit the events calendar at www.milebluff.com.