Technology Initiatives for Dementia Care

Webinar series on ageing presented by various experts in the field.



Digital technology can be used as a tool to raise awareness, increase understanding, and improve practice in dementia care. Dementia Australia (DA) has used technology as a powerful tool to engage with audiences, to create immersive learning experiences. The Virtual Dementia Experience‚ĄĘ is just one way in which game technology has been used to engage professional and family carers in understanding dementia. More recently DA has released an AI Avatar living with Dementia called Ted. Talk with Ted is an online program aimed at improving the communication skills of support workers. Successful education outcomes and practice change can be achieved through these immersive experiential learning technologies.

About the Presenter

Dr Tanya Petrovich is Business Innovation Manager at Dementia Australia. She completed studies in Genetics at University of Melbourne and Post-Doctoral studies at the Marie Curie Research Institute, UK. She has spent many years teaching in the fields of Science, and Health Science. She joined Dementia Australia in 2008. Tanya leads the team in applying innovations in technology to dementia care education. This includes the Virtual Dementia Experience, Enabling EDIE and Talk with Ted the AI Avatar.

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Jun 10 2022


2:45 am - 4:00 am

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