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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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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