The Problems of Dementia and Mental Health in an Ageing Society
Dementia and Mental Health issues present a major challenge to society. A Mental Health Society Report on dementia and mental health analyses these problems. Today, the ageing population and falling birth rates affects people across the whole world. A consequence of living longer means that we risk poor health in old age. As a result, public health services and carers face huge burdens of cost and time. Digital therapeutics, including virtual reality, tackle these problems
When we stimulate positive memories and emotions, we generate a positive sense of well-being. For example, like many families, we loved to tell stories and share happy memories at every reunion. We enjoyed remembering those special occasions in our minds, and never grew tired of repeating the stories. My mother suffered from dementia and mental health problems. As a consequence, she eventually died in a care home.
Digital Technologies on smartphones and computers help us to recall memories. Because they totally immerse us in the sights and sounds of yesterday, we stimulate or brains and release good hormones. Today we have amazing solutions which include virtual reality and we can use these to help with medical problems like dementia. In order to do this, we need to capture and organise the digital records of our most special life events. Problems related to dementia can be helped by living memorials such as the Jepson Digital Dynasty demonstration.
Digital Therapeutics, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
Digital therapeutics involves the use of modern digital technology in treating conditions. This means we can either prevent medical problems or manage them better without drugs. They are especially effective in treating some mental health problems and dementia because they avoid some of the risks involved in drug use. If we can use these technologies to improve our well-being, we can either avoid or mitigate these problems.
Alzheimer’s disease is a type of brain disorder that causes problems with memory, thinking and behaviour. This is a gradually progressive condition. You can learn more about it at https://www.dementiauk.org/. Creating or using living memorials stimulates brain activity, improves well-being and can even prevent or improve Alzheimer’s disease.
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