Bring peace to the suffering

Why VR might be the next weapon in the war on dementia

Here’s a truism for you: dementia is a god-awful thing. A savage and remorseless condition, it strips away a lifetime of accumulated experience and personality, eradicating memory and emotional attachment, sometimes seeming to erase a person entirely. It’s a heart-rending process to witness, watching somebody vanish by degrees in this way, seeing them become angry, depressed or violent, and losing all recognition for the people they’ve loved for their entire lives. Sometimes, the decay can be kinder than others – sufferers may drift into a kind of happy reverie, a sort of peace descending as their ember fades. ….[READ]