Admin Reporter- Pooja

May 22 2019


How Virtual Reality Can Help Seniors With Dementia

Using virtual reality (VR) technology to improve health has several applications, including bettering the quality of life for people with dementia.A recent study shows how VR can help even those with advanced dementia disease like Alzheimer’s disease.The research was led by Dr. Chee Siang (Jim) Ang, a senior lecturer from University of Kent, and used VR devices on eight patients who were retained in a psychiatric facility.

 

 

These patients, who had a mean age of 69 years, all live with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease and Huntington’s disease. The report was published this month in Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

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