This serious game technology uses VR Gear (Virtual Reality goggles) to allow users to explore a moment in time as Edie, who has a diagnosis of dementia. You will face the difficulties experienced by Edie as he undertakes simple activities of daily living.
The program will explore what it may feel like to experience dementia, care for someone living with dementia and to work in partnership with the person living with dementia and their carer in identifying support needs and developing a support plan that enables Edie and his wife to live more confidently with dementia.
Suitable for staff working with people living with dementia and their carers
Duration: 3 hours
In this 3-hour training, you will develop a greater understanding of:
The training is divided in three parts:
First, experience a virtual reality where you are confronted with the “wrong scenario,” meaning the environment Edie is currently living in, one not suited to his needs;
Then, participate in a discussion on the person-centred approach, for the identification of changes that could be made to your environment to significantly improve the lives of people with dementia (such as better communication, signage, understanding of needs, etc.). We will also help develop simple but effective strategies for your care teams;
Finally, relive the virtual reality experience, but this time being introduced to the “good scenario,” where appropriate changes have been made to Edie’s environment.
“I felt like I was the one with dementia. It was truly eye opening to see how we can change basic things to allow people with dementia to be more independent and to feel purpose. It was a wonderful presentation, and it gave me many wonderful new ideas.”
“All nursing home staff should take part in this training. It is such a practical training that gives actual tools to help put specific actions in place to help people with dementia. I will pass on everything I’ve learned here to my staff, and hopefully, we will implement these new strategies at work.”
“This was amazing, the difference in the two videos was unbelievable. It made me nervous, and then hopeful. I definitely understand more about dementia and will be applying the strategies in my work.”
Here is what you must
We will bring our own projector and all the technical equipment required to offer the complete virtual reality experience to every member of your group. Please inform us if you have an interactive multimedia room.
Developed by Dementia Australia, the Enabling EDIE trainings are offered in Canada exclusively by CDS Boutique.
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