Virtual reality is helping families cope with dementia

alzheimersThe ‘WAYBACK’ Project was launched in January 2017, by a group of people who had witnessed the destructive effects of Alzheimer’s firsthand, among their own family and friends.

Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, costs the UK more than cancer or lung disease combined.

A neurodegenerative condition with no known cure, there are half a million sufferers in the UK alone – a number which is set to rise drastically in the future.

As the disease affects short term memory and impairs recognition of family and friends, the project members were inspired to try and harness the power of new technology in order to improve quality of life, using Virtual Reality.

By Harriet Marsden | indy100 (Independent)

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