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Virtual Reality for Seniors: Fighting Depression, Loneliness, and Isolation

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 11, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Seniors_Virtual_reality-LR.jpgFor seniors, the world can quickly become a lonely and isolated place. Virtual reality, or VR, is a computer-generated simulation of three-dimensional images or environments, and it is making new strides in the world of senior care, helping to fight off the depression often caused by the immobility and isolation that many seniors often face. 

As people age, they are often unable to participate in the activities and events they once enjoyed. This causes extreme depression, and typically leads to isolation and feelings of loneliness. Now, with advances in VR technology, senior citizens are able to feel like they're a part of their families and groups again, from the comfort and safety of their own homes and senior living centers. 

VR puts seniors back among their families for activities like family reunions and gatherings, even though they may not be physically able to attend these events. Many seniors are confined to their homes or senior living communities for their own safety and security. VR uses a headset to fully immerse them in environments without ever having to leave home. 

Many seniors fall into deep depression because of their lack of freedom and mobility. VR gives them the ability to travel both around the world and back in time. They are able to travel and see places they always wanted to go but are no longer able to physically visit. They can relive moments from the past and feel young all over again. VR helps fight the depression that comes with aging by giving seniors the freedom they once had. 

Virtual reality is changing the way senior citizens experience life. With VR, they're able to experience freedom and mobility again, while remaining safe and secure in their homes.

At Caring Senior Service, our expert staff is comprised of extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and trusted professionals who take pride in helping your loved one manage their daily activities. Contact us today to learn more!

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