Some folks living with dementia experience a reduced effectiveness in their senses, such as vision and hearing loss. Others may even experience a lack of full sensation of touch, as well.
In this episode, Karen Courtney discusses a virtual reality experience called Dementia Live, which gives the average person a chance to understand what that feels like.
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ABOUT MILES FOR MEMORIES
Miles For Memories is a Calhoun County, Michigan organization created in 2013 to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s Disease. Later in 2014, the vision was expanded to include all types of dementia. MFM raises money each year through sponsorships, community events, and grants to gather funds to create local programming for both the person living with dementia and the caregiver. Along with local efforts, 20% of the funds to prevention-related dementia research. Miles for Memories is a committee of 70-plus volunteers and are always looking for more to get involved.
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