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Alzheimer’s Research UK create virtual reality app

A virtual reality app launched by Alzheimer’s research UK simulates what it’s like to live with various types of Dementia.

Dementia is still a misunderstood condition, with many believing it is a symptom of ageing.

“The reality is that dementia is a condition caused by diseases, most commonly Alzheimer’s, that damage different areas of the brain leading to a variety of challenging symptoms. Because dementia is so complex, and each person’s experience of it is unique, we can’t tell every story, but we hope the one we tell through ‘A walk through Dementia’ will help you think a little differently about dementia.” **

Alzheimer’s Research UK developed the app with guidance from people living with different types of Dementia, who wanted to show others what everyday life can be like for them.

Shown in virtual reality, the app walks you through three everyday situations; going to the supermarket, on the road and being at home, in each, you will experience “symptoms that pose challenges to people with Dementia.” **

Discover more here about this app and really get to understand Dementia.

** extract taken from ‘A walk through Dementia’ website. 03/06/3016

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