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Virtual reality clearing up dementia confusion for caregivers

March 20, 2017 11:44 AM

Virtual reality gives us a chance to experience dementia.

Vitas Healthcare, an end-of-life healthcare provider, wants more people to understand what it's like to have dementia.

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Through shoe inserts to make walking uncomfortable; gloves to reduce dexterity and glasses and earphones to disorient people, they are helping doctors, relatives and other caregivers understand what it’s like to be going through the terrible experience.

The hope is better understanding could improve Alzheimer’s care.
 

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