Enabling EDIE™

In March 2019, Dementia Singapore 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

Who Should Attend

  • Health and social care practitioners
  • General public and volunteers who are providing support to people living with dementia and their caregivers

Course Details

For Public For Community Care Organisations
Date 7 Nov 2023 (register by 30 Oct) 5 Dec 2023 (register by 21 Nov)
Time 2pm – 5pm 2pm – 5.30pm
Venue Dementia Singapore Academy
20 Bendemeer Road, #01-02, BS Bendemeer Centre, Singapore 339914
Fees $129.60 (Including GST)
$33.60 (Inclusive of GST) after National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy.*
*NSA subsidy is only applicable for Singaporeans & PR aged 50 and above.
Skillsfuture Credit Eligible.
$142.88 (Including GST)
Prevailing course fee subsidy at 90% for Singaporeans/PRs and 45% for Work Permit Holders working in eligible community care organisations.

Click here to download brochure.

Application Procedure


Ms Joanne Loy is a DACE and ACTA certified full time dementia care trainer with Dementia Singapore (previously known as Alzheimer’s Disease Association or 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.


For enquiry, please email us at [email protected].

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