EDGERTON — Edgerton Hospital is holding a free class designed to provide a unique opportunity for family and caregivers to briefly experience the challenges and struggles of a person living with dementia. The class will be held on Thursday, Feb. 20, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Edgerton Hospital. To best serve participants, preregistration is required and time slots will be reserved for each participant. Each individual experience will last 30 to 45 minutes. Please contact Edgerton Hospital at (608) 884-1489 to reserve your time slot.
Using specialized gear within a safe, experiential setting, “Dementia Live™ provides participants with a real-life simulation of what it must be like to live with dementia. Participants gain greater awareness and understanding of the constant struggles (24/7) affecting persons with dementia. Greater understanding leads to more sensitive care partnering.