Virtual Reality brings quality of life
LMRF Researcher, Dr Nadeeka Dissanayaka was recently featured in the ABC News demonstrating her work into virtual reality to improve quality of care for people living in Residential Aged Care and those living with dementia and Parkinson’s disease.
Nadeeka’s research extends to improving attitudes towards older persons and improving quality of care within the residential aged care sector. Her PhD student, Nicole Walker, has developed an integrative intergenerational program pairing university students with residents to reduce social isolation and behavioural challenges, as well as to improve positive attitudes towards older Australians and the residential aged care sector in general.
The program has also generated positive effects for residential aged care staff such as increased time for person centred care and more positive organisational culture.
Through their research, Nadeeka and her team continue to work tirelessly to improve quality of life and quality of care.
Follow this link to view the news item: https://youtu.be/_39f_lfTEKQ