Friday’s Food for Thought:
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is inviting people to step into the shoes of an Alzheimer’s Disease patients in a bid to increase empathy for those who live with the disease everyday. The foundation is using virtual reality technology to allow people to experience for themselves what it’s like to have Alzheimer’s Disease to encourage people to exercise patience when interacting with Alzheimer’s patients:
What do you think of using virtual reality technology to encourage empathy & patience? Would you be willing to try it? It strikes us as great opportunity to see the world from a different perspective and to be reminded that no matter someone’s current state, that person is still an important gift worthy of love and respect.