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VIDEO. For patients with Alzheimer's disease, "traveling therapy" in a fake train [Vidéo]



It is known that Alzheimer's patients often feel the need to get fresh air, but in their condition, "fugue" can end poorly. Then, in Lon-et-Garonne, a retirement home is trying an experiment developed by Italian researchers. Mr. Adam is 80 years old. Very upset, he regularly wants to escape. His attempts are daily, from morning to waking to sleep. Like that day, in front of the camera of the "Complementary Investigation". The pointer then offers him some travel … it will not take him very far. At the end of the corridor a false station has been installed. With a fake train. And the décor, which seems to have perfectly deceived a traveler Alzheimer's. Travel allows the patient to move in his memory. Mr. Adam fits into the doll, look at the landscape to move through the window (on the screen, in reality), comment on the work of the paths, hears the children's cry on the platform … Travel allows the patient to move through his memory and find a little calming. A traveling therapy, or an escape with a stay on the spot. Mr. Adam is on the train in just a few weeks, but his behavior is already developing. His attempts to escape are a little further away. Therapy allowed him to channel his worries. An excerpt from "Missing Alzheimer's disease", a report to be seen in the "Complement of the Investigation" on January 31, 2019.


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