Virtual reality could be used to help ease the suffering of elderly people with dementia.

The disease affects over 47.5 million people around the world and it can lead to memory loss and depression.

But this cutting edge tech could be used to as a form of therapy to help those with the disease. Virtual reality transports patients into calming environments – like the beach or the forest.

Tribemix, the company behind the system, is hoping to work with care homes to get this technology adopted.



According to a video of the VR system released by the Press Association, one sufferer was even moved to tears after trying it out.

“This is happy tears, by the way. I’m not sad,” she tells her carer in the emotional video.

“That’s, I think, the three happiest times I’ve ever had in my life. Here today and the last couple of times that you took me here.

“This is magic, what you do. Truly, it’s magic.”