Dementia patients are travelling the globe with virtual reality goggles

dementiaTRIALS of 3D virtual reality goggles in Australian Catholic aged-care facilities are proving a big hit with dementia patients, stimulating their minds with globe-trotting adventures.

Care consultants have hailed the benefits of VR technology to improve the quality of life of dementia sufferers, even offering an alternative to medication.

“We’ve found that it’s triggered their ability to reminisce, to communicate to try the different experiences they’ve always wanted to do and fulfill their bucket list,” Karren Gooding, Mercy Health and Aged Care lifestyle manager, which first trialed the new technology with aged residents at its Parkville facility in Melbourne, said.

By The Catholic Leader

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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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