What is in a Day of a Person Living With Dementia?
Step into the shoes of persons living with dementia using the Virtual Reality (VR) application Experience Dementia in Singapore (EDIS).
Dementia is a degenerative condition where symptoms worsen over time. By creating an enabling environment and adopting a person-centred approach in managing the condition, the lived experience of a person living with dementia can be greatly improved.
The EDIS presents the following scenarios to illustrate the challenges of a person living with dementia, and suggests how you, families, and communities can support their enablement.
In a HDB Home
Experience the world through the eyes of Auntie Lucy, a person living with dementia and finds out what her anxieties and frustrations are at home. While understanding from her perspective, find out how the environment and a supportive relationship help in enabling her to be independent.
At the Day-care Centre
Auntie Alice feels bored and restless at a dementia day-care centre. She finds herself often being ignored, and feels that the activities offered are not to her liking. Learn how a care professional can use a person-centred care approach to enable a person living with dementia to feel respected and have an increased sense of belonging.
Heading to the Supermarket
To enjoy a smooth experience, you are advised to:
• Reduce the number of applications running in the background of your device
• Ensure you are using the latest version of your browser with a good internet connection of at least 1 Mbps
Register here to access the EDIS 360 web application. The link to the application’s VR scenarios will be made available upon completion and submission of the registration form.
Learn how a home can be modified to create a dementia-friendly environment that is more accessible, comfortable, and safe for persons living with dementia.
This VR application was developed by Dementia Singapore, supported by The Majurity Trust, Agency for Integrated Care and Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT).
EDIS (Experience Dementia in Singapore) Facilitator’s Notes
Source: Dementia Singapore
This Guide is meant to aid trainers, educators or care professionals in facilitating a group session using the EDIS (Experience Dementia in Singapore) web-based videos. It details questions and suggested answers to lead an open-group discussion for comparing the experience of a person living with dementia in the two different HDB virtual scenarios.
Living Inside with Dementia – How A Loving Son Created A Dementia-Friendly Home For His Dad
Source: Straits Times
Daniel and Peter Lim discuss how to live well with dementia by providing a supportive family and creating a dementia-friendly home. This feature also touches on common challenges a family may face upon diagnosis, and the many aspects of care one must consider.
Care partner Michelle talks about some modifications she has made to make her home more comfortable for her dad Thomas. This video introduces the localised virtual reality home design guide for caregivers to make their home more dementia-friendly for their loved ones.