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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