The word dementia is derived from Latin, which means 'loss of mind'.
The dementia is a mental state in which a person's daily life is negatively affected by the continuous and repeated
decrease in memory, linguistic competence, judgment and ability to think, as the brain function of the person, who
was maintaining the normal intellectual performance, has been damaged by various causes.
As the visitors may have indirect experience to look into the mental state of an elderly person with dementia in
a video, when they are going through the dementia experience at the Seongnam Senior Experience Complex, they
can hear the voice inside the dementia patient and see the world from the viewpoint of the dementia patient.
And this experience enables us to learn how to deal with the elderly with dementia and prevent dementia.
The dementia experience is the only program in this country, which is provided by
the Seongnam Senior Experience Complex. This program aims to make the visitors
understand an elderly person with dementia and accept the person as a next-door
neighbor with warm heart, after having experienced in the mental state of dementia
Because the cultural backgrounds of different countries have different impacts on
the elderly with dementia, the scenario of the video was composed in the way that
suited the domestic circumstances, on the basis of the consultation with domestic
and foreign experts.
The video includes the mental state of dementia patients when they are wandering
and looking for a bathroom and doing other things in their everyday life, so that the
visitors may experience the imaginary reality from the viewpoint of the elderly,
including how they walk.
The opening hours and number of people for the experience tour
in the dementia experience hall are as follows.
(Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays)
Operating six times a day
||10:00 ~ 11:00
||11:00 ~ 12:00
||12:00 ~ 13:00
||13:00 ~ 14:00
||14:00 ~ 15:00
||15:00 ~ 16:00
||16:30 ~ 17:00
Time required :
Number of people at a time :
Less than 30 (Adjustable when a group is visiting)
at a time.
The group tour is available when the group is composed of more than
Admission and experience tour is free of charge.