What is in a Day of a Person Living with Dementia?
Step into the shoes of a person living with dementia using the Virtual Reality (VR) application, ‘Experience Dementia in Singapore’.
Dementia is a degenerative condition where symptoms worsen over time. However, by creating an enabling environment and adopting a person-centred approach in managing the condition, the lived experience of a person living with dementia can be greatly improved.
‘Experience Dementia in Singapore’ presents the following scenario to illustrate the challenges of a person living with dementia, and suggests how you, families and communities can support their enablement.
In a HDB Home
Experience the world through the eyes of Auntie Lucy, a person living with dementia, and find out what her anxieties and frustrations are at home. While understanding her perspective, find out how the living environment and a supportive relationship helps in enabling her to be independent.
To enjoy a smooth experience, you are advised to:
- Reduce the number of applications running in the background of your device; and
- Ensure you are using the latest version of your browser with a good internet connection of at least 1 Mbps.
Register here to access the ‘Experience Dementia in Singapore’ 360 web application. The link to the video will be made available upon the completion and submission of the registration form.
Stay tuned for more updates as we roll out more scenarios in 2022!
Learn how a home can be modified to create a dementia-friendly environment that is more accessible, comfortable and safer for persons living with dementia.
This VR application was developed by Dementia Singapore, supported by The Majurity Trust, Agency for Integrated Care and Singapore Institute of Technology.
This article was first published on the DementiaHub.SG website.