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Evelyn Mendez. executive director of Atria Covell Gardens, attempts to find and match six pairs of socks at the virtual dementia tour while wearing gear that impairs her faculties. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo
Evelyn Mendez. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo
Louise Joyce, a caregiver with Yolo Hospice, tries to complete the five tasks that are part of the virtual dementia tour at Atria Covell Gardens while wearing equipment that makes it difficult to see, hear, touch and walk. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo
The virtual dementia tour uses equipment that makes walking painful and difficult and goggles that cause vision to be blurry and impair depth perception. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo
Louise Joyce. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo
Louise Joyce, a Yolo Hospice caregiver, searches for a white sweater, one of her five tasks at the virtual dementia tour. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo
Louise Joyce, a Yolo Hospice caregiver, listens to Cynthia Lilly, national memory care and dementia program director, after participating in a virtual dementia reality tour. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo
Evelyn Mendez, executive director of Atria Covell Gardens, discusses her experience on the virtual dementia tour. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo
Cynthia Lilly, national memory care and dementia program director, left, talks with Louise Joyce, center, a Yolo Hospice caregiver, and Evelyn Mendez, executive director of Covell Gardens. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo
Caregivers Louise Joyce, left, and Evelyn Mendez discuss their reactions after they took part in the virtual dementia tour at Atria Covell Gardens. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo
Cynthia Lilly, national memory care and dementia program director. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo

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