Sunday, October 25, 2015
Can a virtual reality maze predict Alzheimer's?
Nearly 44 million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer's disease, or related dementia. Can you imagine if a virtual reality test could predict Alzheimer's before the disease even starts? A study reported in Science journal suggests that this may indeed be possible. As someone whose grandfather suffers from Alzheimer's disease, I can say that the possibility of predicting such a disease and being able to prevent it would be a very big deal. How do you think this could affect our understanding and treatments of Alzheimer's and dementia? Article