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TOMORROW: South Australian D-Esc VR launch of new workshop for de-escalating a behavioural emergency in a care setting

Dementia Australia 2 mins read

Tomorrow, Dementia Australia unveils D-Esc to South Australia’s aged care sector, a new innovative virtual reality (VR) training workshop for de-escalating a behavioural emergency in a care setting.        

D-Esc provides an immersive simulation, designed for frontline and health care professionals, to adopt an interactive approach to de-escalation training.

Join us to experience D-Esc – the first of its kind VR training workshop set to revolutionise the dementia care industry, as well as to hear about how Dementia Australia’s suite of technology is positively impacting the lives of people living with dementia and those caring for them.

B-roll, VR footage and BTS development footage and spokespeople available.

Photo opportunities and interviews available at the event.

Date: Wednesday 29 May 2024

Time: 9.30am – 11.30am

Location: Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide

Speakers:

  • Dr Kaele Stokes, Executive Director Services, Advocacy and Research, Dementia Australia
  • Michael Brown MP, State Member for Florey, representing the Hon Chris Picton MP, Minister for Health and Wellbeing and the Hon Nat Cook MP, Minister for Seniors and Ageing Well
  • Danni Campbell-Manley, Victorian State Manager, Aged & Community Care Providers Association
  • Dr David Sykes, Director of Centre for Dementia Learning, Dementia Australia
  • Anne Fairhall, Dementia Australia Dementia Advocate

 

If you can attend, please email Catherine McCarthy at catherine.mccarthy@dementia.org.au or 0466 796 201 

Dementia Australia is the source of trusted information, education and services for the estimated more than 421,000 Australians living with dementia, and the more than 1.6 million people involved in their care. We advocate for positive change and support vital research. We are here to support people impacted by dementia, and to enable them to live as well as possible. No matter how you are impacted by dementia or who you are, we are here for you.

For support, please contact the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500. An interpreter service is available. The National Dementia Helpline is funded by the Australian Government. People looking for information can also visit dementia.org.au

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Media contacts: Catherine McCarthy, Media & Communications Advisor, catherine.mccarthy@dementia.org.au, 0466 796 201 

When talking or writing about dementia please refer to Dementia-Friendly Language Guidelines.

Note to Editors:

We request, where possible, details for the National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500 appear alongside news stories about dementia, as these stories often prompt questions or concerns:

If this story has prompted any questions or concerns, please call the National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500 (24 hours, 7 days a week) or visit dementia.org.au.

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