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Step into the shoes of someone with dementia as you are guided through the experiences of how someone with dementia navigates the world. This virtual reality will give you a better understanding of what it is like to have dementia.

With over a decade of experience and a strong dedication to quality aging, Laura Wayman holds an associate’s degree in gerontology and is a certified social services designee.

Her innovative approach to the caregiving process has given her valuable insights into how caregivers can enhance and even enjoy their relationships with their loved ones or clients.

During her career, she has developed the affirmative response method, an easy-to-learn, easy-to-apply communication style for connecting with the person who has dementia. As a result, she is a sought-after speaker with extensive experience in keynote addresses and break-out programs.

Laura also teaches her “becoming dementia-aware” care approach and communication techniques at a local community college in Northern California. She provides in-service training for assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, and in-home professional caregivers, as well as valuable training and outreach for community first responders on gentle and effective redirection tools and a communication approach that works. She is often invited to educate caregivers from all walks of life about how to become dementia aware, helping them to learn effective techniques, and directing them to further dementia-aware community resources.