The BBC explores the Virtual Reality Reminiscence Experience at Marston Court
Marston Court, in Oxford, trialled 360-degree virtual reality with some of its residents to revisit favourite places, times gone by or hobbies to name a few.
Residents Bill, Betty and Sarah participated which saw them feel the joy of their memories as well as a comforting experience.
Bill was taken back to the Rock n’ Roll era, Betty saw where she started her married life in the house, street and church where she was married, and Sarah visited France where she ran a bed and breakfast with her son and reminisced about her time there.
Betty commented: It’s unreal, really. It just transporting you back and how can you do that when I am sitting here. It’s beautiful.”
Dan Hayes, Chief Executive at OSJCT, comments: “To watch this clip aired by the BBC was so uplifting and to see the joy it brought to our residents. Virtual Reality is such an innovative concept and one which the elderly is not frightened to embrace. We hope to continue to provide our residents with these wonderful opportunities and experiences.”
Please view the following BBC link to see the clip: