A day in the life – mealtime experience

Dementia can dramatically impact on a person’s everyday activities as the disease progresses.

Using virtual reality technology, this workshop challenges you to see mealtime through the eyes of a person living with dementia and their carer. Participants explore how food, environment and support can greatly influence the dining experience.

Poor nutritional status in residents with dementia has been well described and the evidence on the association between dementia, weight loss and malnutrition is compelling. Utilising virtual reality and avatar technology, A day in the life – mealtime experience explores multifactorial influence of food and mealtimes on quality of life for people living with dementia. This workshop provides strategies for improving mealtime and nutritional outcomes.

You will gain knowledge in:

  • consumers’ perspective of mealtime
  • the impact food and environment has on people with dementia
  • exploring the Aged Care Quality Standards and how this relates to an improved mealtime experience

This 3 hour workshop is suitable for staff providing support to people living with dementia in various care settings. 

If you are interested in a A day in the life – mealtime experience workshop for your workplace or wish to further discuss your training needs and get an obligation free quote, contact the Centre for Dementia Learning through an online form or call 1300 DEMENTIA (1300 336 368)