The INTenSE Dementia Simulation Toolkit (DST) aims to provide health care professionals and other
dementia care partners with tools and scenarios to employ the self-experience method in dementia
care. The DST helps users experience what it’s like to have dementia through the use of state-of-the-
art self-experience practices, such as such as virtual tours, role-playing games, and theater
laboratories. These tools (and the associated training provided) allow professionals and other
dementia care partners to walk in the shoes of a person living with dementia, change dementia care
practice and improve quality of care by enhancing empathy and understanding..