The city of St. Albans is on it’s way to becoming a dementia friendly city. As part of that intiative, they are providing unique ways to provide support and care, both for those suffering from dementia and for those who care for them.
Saturday, the Committee for a Dementia-Friendly St. Albans held a free “Hands On Dementia Experience.” The program, also known as HODE, is designed to give participants an opportunity to experience first hand what life is like for those suffering from dementia.
More than 50 community members attended the event at the Hansford Senior Center.
“It allows people to step in and really get an understanding of the trials and tribulations that these people deal with everyday…. just to tackle, small, meaningless, everyday tasks,” said Vice Mayor Walter Hall.
Hall added, “It really is such an eye opening and rewarding experience.”
A similar event will be held on Saturday, January 19th at the Hansford Senior Center.