Enabling EDIE™

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 learn how to develop a support plan in partnership with the person with dementia and care partner with the goal of enablement.


  • A person with dementia’s perspective of dementia

  • Identifying support needs in partnership with the person of dementia and their caregiver

  • How to develop a dementia support plan that focuses on enabling a person with dementia

Target Audience Health and Social Care Practitioners and volunteers providing support to people living with dementia and their caregiver
Dates (Time) 20 Apr 2020 (2.00pm–5.00pm)
6 Jun 2020 (2.00pm–5.00pm)
Venue Resource and Training Centre
20 Bendemeer Road, #01-02 BS Bendemeer Centre, Singapore 339914
Closing Date for Registration One month before course date


Without Funding/Subsidy: $120.00 (Inclusive of GST)
After National Silver Academy (NSA)* subsidy: $30.30 (Inclusive of GST)
*NSA subsidy is only applicable for Singaporeans & PR aged 50 and above

Application Procedure

  1. All applications must be made online. Please fill up the online form below.
  2. Applicants should read through the ADA Academy Terms and Conditions before registering for our workshops.
  3. All registrations received before closing date will be deemed confirmed unless otherwise specified.

Payment Advisory

An invoice will be issued prior to the course commencement. Payment is required upon receiving the invoice to secure your seat. You may make payment via the following mode:

  1. Cash
    Payment can be made at our office during office hours.
  2. Cheque
    All cheques payment shall be made payable to “Alzheimer’s Disease Association”. Please indicate your name, invoice number on the back of the cheque.
  3.  Bank Transfer/PayNow
    Please indicate your name & invoice number as reference.


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).

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