Informing Informal Caregivers About Dementia Through an Experience-Based Virtual Reality Game

Jette Møller Jensen, Michelle Hagemann, Patrick Bang Løyche Lausen, Anders Kalsgaard Møller, Markus Löchtefeld

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Abstract

In 2017 it was believed that nearly 50mio people suffered from dementia. Besides the actual patients, the group that is mostly affected by this disease are informal caregivers. Informal caregivers -- people without a formal education in the field of health care -- can suffer from severe physical- and mental health issues due to the changing behaviour of the person with dementia. It has been shown that these can be overcome by giving the caregivers information and guidance about dementia at an early stage of the condition. In this paper we present our investigation of an interactive experience-based Virtual Reality game and how it can inform informal caregivers about symptoms of dementia. Our initial exploration demonstrates the potential that such a game holds in supporting informal caregivers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Interplay of Data, Technology, Place and People for Smart Learning : Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development
EditorsHendrik Knoche, Elvira Popescu, Antonio Cartelli
Number of pages8
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer Publishing Company
Publication date2018
Pages125-132
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-92021-4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-92022-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event3rd International Conference on Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development: The interplay of data, technology, place and people - Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 23 May 201825 May 2018
http://slerd.org/2018

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development
LocationAalborg University
CountryDenmark
CityAalborg
Period23/05/201825/05/2018
Internet address
SeriesSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
ISSN2190-3018

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