ERIC Number: ED198449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Simulation Experience to Sensitize Persons to the Sensory Losses of the Elderly.
Robichaud, M. Phyllis; Brown, Miner L.
This paper describes a simulation experience to help people understand the feelings of the elderly through a program conducted by the Jewish Center for Aged in Chesterfield, MO. The four-hour program is divided into four sections: (1) a true-false test is given to assess participants' concepts of the aged; (2) inhibitors are applied to limit vision, hearing, touch, dexterity and mobility; (3) 12 tasks involving reading, writing, moving, mental stimulation, isolation, eating, exercise, medication, and recreation are assigned to be performed with inhibitors in place; and (4) inhibitors are removed for a discussion period. The format for the simulation activity is reviewed, required materials are listed, and the procedure is outlined. Topics suggested for discussion include assessing the feelings of the participants during the simulation and developing intervention strategies to help the elderly. Forms used in the program are also included. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society (32nd, Washington, DC, November 25-29, 1979). Form C not filmed due to copyright laws.