Jun 3 Care Mission
“Get Lost” Disorientation Challenge
Take this challenge and uncover what it may be like for seniors living with Alzheimer's or a vision impairment.
The Alzheimer’s Association states that “having vision problems [could be] a sign of Alzheimer’s. They may have difficulty reading, judging distance and determining color or contrast, which may cause problems with driving.” With one in 10 seniors living with this disease, it’s important to understand how they may live life every day.
This challenge is one that even kids can participate in to learn a bit more about Alzheimer’s or what it may be like to live with a vision impairment. Here’s how to participate:
- Grab a pair of goggles or sunglasses and tape cloth or any other sight-obstructing material to a portion of the lens.
- In your own home, and without any help, put your goggles on and try to find items you use on a daily basis: a plate, your computer, the laundry basket, the TV remote. These simple, every day tasks become significantly more difficult.
- Reflect: How do you feel? Did you suddenly become “lost” in the familiarity of your own home? Were you frustrated?
While there are many symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease, this exercise may help you better understand what it could be like to live with the disease or with a vision impairment.
Try this challenge and share your experience with us on Facebook and in the comment section. What will you do to help someone with Alzheimer’s?
DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS CHALLENGE IF YOU HAVE ANY IMPAIRMENTS THAT MAY CAUSE THIS CHALLENGE TO BE A HARM TO YOURSELF OR OTHERS.
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