Last month, Right at Home brought the Virtual Dementia Tour to five locations across Ireland as part of Carers Week 2019.
The tour visited Blanchardstown, Rathfarnham, Kildare, Cork and Galway.
The Virtual Dementia Tour is the only scientifically proven method of giving people an experience of what dementia might be like, with visitors having their vision, touch and sound distorted in ways similar to those experienced by someone with dementia. The tour aims to build understanding, compassion and greater levels of care for people experiencing dementia.
The reaction to the tour was hugely positive, and at times emotional, as reported by journalist Evelyn O’Rourke in her piece about the Virtual Dementia Tour for ‘Today with Sean O’Rourke’ on RTÉ Radio 1.
Commenting on the event, David McKone, the Managing Director of Right at Home, said: “The turnout at every location was astonishing. It demonstrates the desire among family carers, the public, our clients’ families and our staff to gain greater understanding of dementia and its effect on those diagnosed with the disease.
“The tour also confirmed to us the growing need for specialised dementia care services across the country and Right at Home is committed to expanding to meet those needs.”
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Right at Home currently has franchises operating in Blanchardstown, Rathfarnham, Kildare, Dublin, Galway and Cork. The company has expanded significantly in recent years and is seeking business-minded people to open new Right at Home franchises nationwide.
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