In February, Dementia Australia’s Centre for Dementia Learning provided training to staff from Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADA) Singapore to enable them to deliver the Educational Dementia Immersive Experience (EDIE™) workshop.
The team in Singapore
EDIE™ is a mobile headset virtual reality experience that enables participants to see the world through the eyes of a person living with dementia. The immersive workshop enhances knowledge of dementia whilst exploring a supportive approach to living more confidently with dementia.
ADA Singapore approached the Centre for Dementia Learning to introduce EDIE™ to improve dementia care education for carers and reduce public stigma. ADA estimates 82,000 people are currently living with dementia in Singapore.
During the pictured workshop in February, Dementia Australia Facilitator Liz Keating delivered education to ADA Singapore staff. ADA Singapore is now conducting the Enabling EDIE™ workshops, with a goal to reach 1,000 people over the next three years.
Singapore is now the second country outside Australia to be delivering the EDIE™ workshop with Canada being the other. We are about to support the delivery of the program into the Czech Republic.