There are currently more than 353,800 Australians living with dementia, a figure that’s expected to increase. The Australian Bureau of Statistics cites it as the second leading cause of death in Australia.
Most treatments for dementia do not slow down the condition’s progression. Until a cure is found, the kind of care and support patients receive from carers, family, and friends to improve the quality of life is key.
For people living with dementia, VR can offer relief by triggering memories and positive emotions, even for those in the later stages who are often responsive to very little. Build VR recently released their Solis VR unit, a Gear VR handset for care homes that marks a big step forward in the quality of care for those with dementia.