The Wayback Project is Helping People with Alzheimer's

 - Dec 2, 2017
References: thewaybackvr & psfk
Virtual reality has been dominating the entertainment industry with creative experiences that help immerse individuals in alternative realities, which makes it the perfect platform for the Wayback Project to leverage in its new initiate, which is using VR to help revive memories in Alzheimer's patients.

The first film of the series recounts the coronation of Queen Elizabeth I of England in 1953, "in painstaking detail." The company behind the project hopes that the vivid rendering of the event will trigger forgotten memories from the individual, allowing for a temporary escape from the disease, while alleviating the emotional toll that Alzheimer's can have on one's emotional health.

Dr. Sheard, a leading expert in dementia and Alzheimer's care stated that ""virtual reality film offers those living with dementia the opportunity to live in the moment, to go back in time and to just ‘be’ again."