The perspective of a patient

Future Geriatricians ‘Become’ Alfred, a 74-Year-Old Patient, Using Virtual Reality

Imagine sitting across from your doctor. He’s speaking to you, but you can’t hear him clearly. There’s a large black smudge where his face should be, so you’re unable to really read his lips. What he’s saying is important, so you lean in. But you’re frustrated as you struggle to understand what’s going on. You’re experiencing life through the eyes of a 74-year-old patient named Alfred — seven minutes in the shoes of an elderly man whose audiovisual impairments are misdiagnosed as cognitive ones — and a story that students across many disciplines have worked together to create. ….[READ]

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