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Dementia Virtual Reality Experience

Introducing our experiential dementia workshop

Gain empathy and understanding through the power of shared virtual reality

As part of our dementia awareness training, we offer an innovative and thought-provoking virtual reality dementia experience.  

Our state of the art VR headsets enable you to explore our virtual residential home and domestic kitchen environments to gain further empathy and understanding of the daily challenges people living with dementia can experience.  The immersive experience includes a filter to replicate reduced vision which is a common symptom of dementia.  We also highlight how more considered design choices can provide a better quality of life for those living with dementia.

Working with our partner VR-EP, we have developed an exciting shared VR session where you will be in virtual environments at the same time as other colleagues.

Hear from our clients

Watch a short video featuring our partner, VR-EP, and our client, Hillcrest, who talk about how the virtual reality dementia experience workshop is benefitting their organisation.

Workshop outcomes:

  • Help promote independent living and improved quality of life for those living with dementia
  • Gain more empathy and understanding towards people living with dementia
  • Experience how sound can cause disorientation for people living with dementia
  • Learn how simple adjustments to a living environment can have a positive effect
  • Support learning and development of staff and carers
  • Help to facilitate open discussion surrounding dementia

This experiential learning session is beneficial for anyone who works or communicates with people living with dementia.

The thing that had the most impact for me was heightening awareness of the environment in which older people are living in and how simple changes to someone's home environment can have a significant impact on the way that somebody with either dementia or with eyesight issues sees their environment.

Chris Robb, Hillcrest Futures’ Business Development and Improvements Manager

This has been the best dementia training course I have been on due to the VR experience. I  popped into my scheme today after the course and I identified a few things just in a small space that could make a difference and be beneficial to our tenants.  My head is buzzing with ideas and I will add that the changes that I noticed would not cost money.

OD Business Partner, Caledonia Housing Association

My colleague and I both really enjoyed this. In particular we liked being able to view the different environments in a way that someone living with dementia might experience. We had never used VR equipment before and we found it easy to navigate. 

Adult Care Training Officer, Falkirk Council

Find out more

For more information, contact Jonathan park by emailing jonathan.park@agescotland.org.uk

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