- Associated Press - Sunday, June 9, 2019

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Community College of Rhode Island is using a sensory tool to help the public understand what it’s like to live with dementia.

CCRI bought an instructional program known as the Virtual Dementia Tour with help from the state. For the first time, it’s offering free demonstrations to the public.

The demonstrations will be held June 11 at the Lincoln campus, June 18 at the Providence campus, June 21 at the Warwick campus and June 25 at the Newport campus.

The demonstrations, facilitated by CCRI nursing staff, take about half an hour. Registration is required in advance.

CCRI says it’s the only college in the state to offer this technology and it’s trying to do more to help caregivers and health care professionals understand how to treat people with dementia.



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