Dementia Live & Compassionate Touch

Assisted Living By Hillcrest offers a unique opportunity to briefly, yet movingly, experience the challenges and struggles of a person living with dementia through Dementia Live.

Dementia Live™ is an innovative program designed by a team of dementia, sensitivity and awareness, and professional development experts from the nationally recognized AGE-u-cate® Training Institute headquartered in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.  More information about Age-u-cate may be found by visiting

Using specialized gear within a safe, experiential setting, Dementia Live™ provides participants a real-life simulation of what it must be like to live with dementia. Participants gain greater awareness and understanding of the constant struggles (24/7) affecting persons with dementia. Greater understanding leads to more sensitive care partnering.

To learn more about the Dementia Live™ experience, or to schedule a Dementia Live event, contact Holly with Assisted Living By Hillcrest – (920) 660-0835 or  

Check out our Upcoming Events page for all of the Dementia Live Experience Presentations in our area!

Compassionate Touch
® by Age-u-cate is an approach combining skilled touch and specialized communication shown to prevent spirited expression in people with dementia, enhance quality of life for those in later stages of life, and reduce job stress in care-partners. 

Compassionate Touch helps providers achieve goals related to person-centered dementia care and reduction of unnecessary use of anti-psychotic medication. This practical, evidence-informed approach literally puts in caregiver’s hands a non-pharmacological solution that is easy to learn, is effective in decreasing anxiety, eases pain, promotes sleep, aligns with person-centered care practices and provides a means for family to calm, comfort and support their loved one.


Recently several employees of Assisted Living By Hillcrest became Compassionate Touch Certified Coaches.  We are eager to roll out this next phase in our staff education and to share with all of our residents!