The Britain’s National Health Service is testing the use of virtual reality to help people with dementia. With immersive movies, patients are encouraged to recall their own personal history throught pictures and emotions. Results are very encouraging as Arfa Rehman said (co-founder of Virtue, partner of BNHS) and this partnership may be spread to others areas in Britain.
“If people remember more of their past, remember more of themselves, it just helps with overall mental wellbeing,” Arfa Rehman, co-founder of Virtue, which created the software, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) is testing the new form of reminiscence therapy – where films are played on a smartphone in an inexpensive virtual reality headset – in several hospitals and care homes across the country, she said.
Source: Britain Trials Virtual Reality Time Travel to Combat Dementia