Virtual reality reducing agitation in residents

| 14 Sep 2016

Virtual reality units are being utilised in aged care facilities at an increasing rate, with providers saying the devices help to lessen signs of agitation and restlessness in residents with dementia. The devices allow residents to explore different scenery – such as beaches and forests – and hope to one day provide customised experiences, such as scenes from a resident’s childhood home.

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Tags: aged care, aged care software, ageing, ageing population, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, health, mental health, residential aged care, residential aged care solution, software, technology, virtual reality, virtual reality device, wellbeing

Sophia Bolden

Communications Manager

Sophia Bolden is the Communications Manager at Telstra Health - ADCC (formerly iCareHealth). With a background in the disability and aged care sector, she brings an understanding and passion for aged care. Sophia recognises the importance of social media and online communication in relating technology and aged care news in the most effective way possible.

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