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Virtual reality may help stimulate memory in people with dementia

May 16, 2019


Dementia is an umbrella term for a range of conditions, including Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.

It can cause memory loss so severe that it negatively impacts a person’s ability to perform day-to-day activities.

A person’s risk of dementia increases as they get older, and a person can be more prone to developing Alzheimer’s based on their ethnicity.

For instance, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), African Americans are the group most at risk for Alzheimer’s among seniors, followed by Hispanic people, then non-Hispanic white people.

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