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.
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 Aunty Lucy, a person living with dementia and find out what her anxieties and frustrations are at home. While understanding her perspective, find out how the living environment and a supportive relationship helps in enabling her to be independent.
At the Day Care Centre
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; and
• 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).
Living Inside with Dementia – How A Loving Son Created A Dementia-Friendly Home For His Dad
Source: Straits Times
Daniel and Peter Lim discusses how to live well with dementia by providing a supportive family and creating a dementia-friendly home. Feature also touches on the 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 one, by design.