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.
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
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 PayNow. Please indicate your name & invoice number as reference.
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 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).