This week we had the chance to experience how challenging it is to live with Dementia by visiting the Virtual Dementia Bus. So many families are affected by the disease and it can be very frightening and confusing for sufferers as they try to adapt. The Bus is specially designed to give caring staff an insight into what it’s like for someone living with Dementia so improvements can be made to approaches in caring for people.

Some of the participants of the Dementia Virtual Tour this week in Derry and Strabane including the Mayor Sandra Duffy were Majella Magee WHSCT, Stephanie Coyle WHSCT, Ciara Burke Age Friendly Derry & Strabane DSDC, and Heather Hamilton PHA who funded the bus visiting Derry & Strabane.

A huge thanks to John Sanders from Training to Care who facilitated the training.

Thanks for everyone who came along and took part. May we all go forward with some patience and more compassion for people living with dementia so we can support them better in their day to day lives.