Award Date: 2019
Project Lead(s): Ashley Penton
Project Title: Person-Directed Continuing Care: Implementation of a virtual world to promote personhood for people living with dementia and care partners
This project will focus on assessing Deva World (DW), a new simulated virtual world co-designed for and with people living with dementia and their families to play in a collaborative “dementia-friendly” game-based therapeutic environment at home. Use of this tool will promote person-directed care planning and delivery, informed by the collaborative input of people living with dementia and their care partners. This project aims to enhance well-being by evoking moments of happiness, memories, and connections, and to effectively re-engage those living with dementia and their families back into a self-directed care planning circle that amplifies personhood and well-being.