In March 2019, ADA Introduced the First Virtual Reality Application in Asia that offers Users First-hand Experience on Dementia.
EDIE (Educational Dementia Immersive Experience) is an immersive workshop that enables participants to see the world through the eyes of a person living with dementia. Utilising our high quality virtual reality technology, this workshop enhances their knowledge of the impact of dementia and adopt reablement approaches that will improve the quality of life for persons living with dementia.
The 3-hour workshop will allow participants to experience the challenges faced by a person living with dementia and learnt how to develop a support plan in partnership with the person with dementia and care partner with the goal of enablement.
Without Funding/Subsidy: $120.00
Ms Cai Suqi is a registered social worker. She graduated from the National University of Singapore with Bachelor of Social Work and has acquired extensive experience in both acute and community settings. She has a strong interest in older adults and dementia. Suqi was the Centre Manager of the ADA Caregiver Support Centre and played a critical role in the development of the Eldersit Respite Care Services. She later ventured into training and consultancy work and attained the WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA). She is certified in Dementia Care Mapping (Basic User).
Ms Joanne Loy has been working as a Senior Programme Coordinator with ADA since 2012. She has a keen interest in the field of dementia care. As a key member of the Eldersit team in ADA, Joanne collaborates closely with carers and eldercare workers in guiding or educating them to engage persons with dementia in meaningful activities at home. In her role as a co-ordinator, she assesses and conducts case management, linking clients and carers to appropriate community resources and supporting care for persons with dementia. She is a certified DCM Basic User with University of Bradford and Spark of Life certified facilitator. An ACTA-certified trainer, she conducts training sessions for carers and eldercare workers within ADA as well as in the community.
Ms Zeny Seah has many years of experience as a Professional Relations Manager in a leading retail and consumer organisation, with a focus on professional marketing. Prior to joining the Eldercare sector, she volunteered with ADA as one of their elder-sitters despite her travelling work schedules. She was the centre supervisor of a Senior Activity Centre, coordinating support services and organising activities for the seniors residing in HDB rental flats. Zeny enthuses others with her energy and finds satisfaction from helping seniors and persons with dementia. She has attained the WSQ Professional Diploma in Community and Social Services (Senior Services) and is certified in Dementia Care Mapping (Basic User).