Lisa attended a Virtual Dementia Tour training on a bus which was parked at Barnet House in Whetstone. The virtual tour lasted for 10 minutes and then this was followed by a talk from the trainer explaining how the delegates reacted in the virtual tour. Lisa believes this training is very worth while especially for carers in care homes.
It gives people the experience of what it might be like to have dementia. For the virtual tour Lisa was fitted with big gloves to take away the sense of touch and dark glasses ti simulate macula degeneration. Lisa was also asked to put prickly insoles in her shoes which made it very uncomfortable to walk but simulated how a person with dementia feels when they walk. This is why some dementia sufferers walk with no shoes on and shuffle when they walk because they find it so painful they want to sit down.