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.
Who Should Attend
Health and social care practitioners
General public and volunteers who are providing support to people living with dementia and their caregivers
Ms Fong Yoke Leng is a trained nurse and an experienced manager of social, rehabilitation and dementia day care centres. She has a passion for dementia care and holds a Masters in Clinical Rehabilitation from Flinders University, Australia. Fong was formerly the Centre Manager of Alzheimer’s Disease Association’s New Horizon Centre (Jurong Point).
She was also the co-ordinator for the MINDVital and MINDActive programmes at the Centre of Geriatric Medicine, at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. These programmes were for persons with dementia and their caregivers in the Cognitive and Memory Disorders Service. As an experienced trainer, Fong has conducted training for nurses, support staff and allied health workers in day centres and nursing homes, as well as for family caregivers. She has attained the WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA).
Ms Joanne Loy is a DACE and ACTA certified full time dementia care trainer with ADA. She is also a certified Dementia Care Mapping (Basic User) by University of Bradford and Spark of Life certified facilitator. Joanne has conducted training sessions for family and professional caregivers. She is passionate about dementia care and has actively involved in public education on dementia awareness, including raising dementia awareness among seniors at senior activity centres. Prior to becoming a full fledged trainer, Joanne was a key member of the Eldersit team in ADA which her main role was to provide guidance and taught eldercare workers on ways to engage persons with dementia in meaningful activities at home.