• 3Jul

    Virtual reality tool will improve understanding of dementia

    PIF member Alzheimer’s Research UK has teamed up with Bournemouth University to produce a virtual reality app putting healthcare professionals in the shoes of people they care for.

    Created in partnership with people with dementia and their carers, The Lived Experience of Dementia, is designed to help people working in health and social care develop enhanced relationships with people with dementia.

    It is split into four sections – an introduction to a ‘humanised approach to care’, followed by three sections focusing on each of the scenarios in the Alzheimer’s Research UK A Walk Through Dementia app.

    The resource, suitable for anyone who provides front-line care, covers some of the learning outcomes from the Dementia Training Standards Framework and can support other learning materials.