I came across this clip on the BBC website which I thought was absolutely brilliant. How else can we empathise more with our elderly parents and grandparents than by wearing a heavy suit with belts, buckles, weights, gloves, a helmet and goggles to distort our vision.
See below to meet Agnes, the ageing empathy suit:
This is why I am a home physiotherapist. Research shows that we can improve muscle weakness, muscle tone, mobility and balance. We can change the world of our older adults and fight against social isolation, just by giving them the confidence to walk without a fear of falling, and by helping them to maintain an active lifestyle.
Written by Hily Perpinyal, Chartered Physiotherapist