How virtual reality vacations help seniors cope with isolation, loneliness

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie discusses the substantial number of coronavirus deaths linked to nursing homes and says the VA is helping 46 states and territories with their COVID-19 responses.Even though many seniors across the U.S. may be isolated because of the coronavirus, some companies are helping them connect to the rest of the world using virtual reality technology.Continue Reading BelowThese VR technologies can help seniors cope with loneliness and isolation by virtually bringing them on international tours or allowing them to interact with loved ones, even if they can’t be in the same physical space, according to a recent report from CNET.Two examples are MyndVR and AARP Innovation Labs, the website reported.37% OF NEAR-RETIREES ARE MAKING THIS CATASTROPHIC MISTAKEMyndVR has its own headset specifically made for older adults and people who are completely unfamiliar with how VR systems work, according to the company website. The system also includes a tablet that another person can use to also participate in an experience, the website said.The company offers more than 200 VR experiences in a wide range of areas including travel, music and arts, CNET reported.Those videos can be especially helpful for engagement therapy and reminiscence …

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