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VR gives dementia patients ‘magical’ trip to their past

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By ITN News Editor August 28, 2019 12:21

VR gives dementia patients ‘magical’ trip to their past

85-year-old dementia sufferer Drew exclaimed, as his motorbike engine roared while he whizzed around a racetrack well, a virtual reality racetrack. Straight after his 360-degree lifelike ride, Scotland-born Drew reminisced about driving his own motorbike when he was young – as well as a time he drove so fast he got a speeding ticket. His carers had not heard him speak about his speeding ticket since he joined the care home after his diagnosis in 2015. His carers believe that the VR motorbike experience triggered this particular memory. While he has spoken about his love of motorbikes before, he was able to go into much more detail after using the headset.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 28, 2019 12:21

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