The Virtual Dementia Experience takes the participant through a multi-sensory simulation using light, sound, colour and visual content while incorporating ‘serious games’ technology to create a virtual reality experience - Aged and healthcare workers are taken in to the world of dementia.
The experience includes doughnut shaped mood lighting, a massive ten metre by two metre wall that can have a seamless image projected across its width and breadth, an interactive touch screen and gesture- sensor technology.
"The intention is to simulate the experience of what it is like to have dementia. This leads to a change in attitude, which changes behaviour and practice resulting in better care for people living with dementia,” Ms McCabe said.
“Alzheimer’s Australia Vic is dedicated to bringing plans, innovations and best practices into reality and the example of our Victorian team’s Virtual Dementia Experience has succeeded in putting dementia care education at the forefront of Victorian healthcare.