Authors: Olivia Stevenson, Future Science Group
Researchers have demonstrated the benefits of using virtual reality (VR) technology to allow young people to view a simulation of life with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), providing an insight into the lives of those with the condition and aiding the training of students volunteering with the elderly.
AD is becoming increasingly prevalent in older people. To ensure the highest quality care, it is important for volunteers and staff working at day centers or long-term care facilities to fully understand the impact that the disease can have. Improving this understanding, and providing the highest-quality training, could help to improve the quality of life of individuals with the disease.