Across our nation, one in nine people age 65 and older has Alzheimer’s or dementia, living lives that become progressively diminished as memories fade away. MorseLife is pioneering new therapies with virtual reality to maintain connections with those living with Alzheimer’s and memory loss.
Participants need only a put on a virtual reality headset to visit the church or synagogue where they were married, take museum tours in foreign countries, attend cultural events or climb a mountain. Each virtual reality experience is easily customized to each patient’s passions and interests via a family engagement platform and an extensive library of content and experiences.
The three-dimensional virtual reality program is producing transformative benefits among those with memory impairment who are living at the Memory Care Residences at MorseLife.
Psychological problems and mood disorders have been reduced as residents immerse themselves in the program, enjoying vibrant 360-degree surroundings, discovering new places or reminiscing about their past. As areas of the brain closed off by the disease are stimulated with sensory experiences, patients also experience healthy physical movement during the interactive process.
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