Dr Tanya Petrovich is Acting General Manager, Learning and Development, Alzheimer’s Australia Vic. The Learning and Development team applies innovations in technology throughout dementia care education. This includes The Virtual Dementia Experience™, an immersive sensory environment at the Perc Walkley Dementia Learning Centre at Parkville, Melbourne. The Virtual Dementia Experience™ won the 2014 Victorian iAward for Education in Victoria, Australia and Asia Pacific. The Virtual Dementia Experience™ gives participants an understanding of what it might be like to have dementia and also how the built environment impacts on the person living with dementia.
Extracted from Maggie's Recipe for Life by Maggie Beer with Professor Ralph Martins, published by Simon & Schuster Australia, RRP AU$39.99 or NZ$45.00.
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