Research UK is Using Virtual Reality as a Tool for Dementia

By: Shannon Grace Steffan - Oct 26, 2016
References: theplaidzebra
Alzheimers is one of the toughest diseases to watch your loved ones go through. It takes a toll on you and transports you down a dark path from which you may never return again. One in nine people over the age of 65 have been diagnosed with Dementia. The need for a cure or even a treatment that will ease the pain is more in demand than ever.

Research UK has come up with an application that mimics the sensation of the harrowing disease. This app could change the way caregivers interact with their patients. The user is given gloves, headphones and glasses to deal with conflicting noises and sounds. Nurses are encourage to take part in this virtual reality experience. The app is focused on changing the dynamic between caregiver and patient and to open to community to more understanding.

This tool for dementia has the potential to put an end to the myths of the disease and bring it into perspective and reality.