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TAMPA - An exhibit that offers a glimpse into what it's like to suffer from dementia visits the area Friday.
The Virtual Dementia Tour, a hands-on program that highlights the disease's physical and mental challenges, is designed to help family, friends and caregivers understand the complexities of the condition. The tour includes tips and tools that can assist in creating a favorable environment for people suffering varying losses of brain function.
Dementia describes a collection of symptoms associated with brain disorders, says the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The most common form of dementia in Americans older than 65 is Alzheimer's disease, which affects 4 million Americans.