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Through the D’mentia Lens

The Trimbos Institute, in cooperation with the VU University of Amsterdam and the University of Queensland, Australia, has developed a program to deepen knowledge and understanding of life with dementia. Through the D’mentia Lens includes a Virtual-Reality (VR) experience and an e-learning module for family of those with dementia. Family caregivers tend to find it difficult to understand and cope with the changing functioning and behavior of relatives with dementia. Improved understanding about dementia could reduce stress levels and lead to a more empathetic relationship and could ultimately reduce the care burden. The implementation of the final version of Through the D’mentia Lens is scheduled for the fall of 2016.