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Alzheimer’s in Virtual Reality

Alzheimer’s disease can be a debilitating condition which affects brain function, memory and behaviour. With over 300,000 australians currently affected by this disease and no known cure, it is a issue facing both the elderly and also in rare cases, the young. However thanks to researchers at Alzheimer’s Australia the newest treatment could be in the digital space. Virtual Reality or VR is now being implemented in order to identify and treat Alzheimer’s in its early stages. To discuss further the Daily was joined by Dr Tanya Petrovich, Business Innovation Manager, Learning and Development, Alzheimer’s Australia Vic.

 

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