Virtual Reality (VR) Dementia Simulation

Award Date: 2017

Project Lead(s): Lisa Sokoloff, Manager Training & Simulation

Project Title: Virtual Reality (VR) Dementia Simulation

By improving caregiver empathy and understanding through virtual reality, we can improve healthcare provider and layperson care provision for people with dementia. For this VR proof of concept, the project team is focusing on developing 360-degree videos to trial with formal and informal caregivers. The goal is to determine if the use of VR simulation will increase caregiver awareness, understanding and empathy levels by entering the life of someone with dementia.