UBC

UBC Research Study

We’re excited to announce the kick-off of a 2-year research project led by Dr. Lillian Hung at the University of British Columbia’s IDEA lab.

Dr. Lillian Hung’s team will investigate the feasibility and acceptability of implementing Zinnia TV’s calming, gently-paced, plot-free videos as a solution to promote health and wellness of people with dementia in hospital and long-term care. We are grateful to all the partners who made this project feasible.
Dr. Lillian Hung

Dr. Lillian Hung

Assistant Professor

Dr. Lillian Hung is a registered nurse and clinical nurse specialist at Vancouver Coastal Health, as well as an assistant professor in the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Hung is the founder of the UBC IDEA lab and leads research on examining how the environment—including technology, physical design and social aspects—may impact the care experiences of persons with dementia.

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UBC IDEA Lab

UBC IDEA Lab

Innovation in DEmentia care and Aging

The IDEA Lab brings people together to contribute to Innovation in DEmentia care and Aging. We are a team of people who have shared values who innovate together towards the improvement of dementia care.

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UBC IDEA LabVancouver Coastal Health Research InstituteMitacsVGH UBC Hospital Foundation

Better TV for people living with dementia

For people facing cognitive challenges, standard TV programming can trigger confusion, distress, and daytime sleeping. Exploring a meaningful topic on Zinnia TV can soothe, delight, and reinforce a person’s sense of identity.
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