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Trial shows efficacy of VR for pain management in hospital patients

Virtual reality is an effective therapy for managing pain in hospitalized patients, particularly for those experiencing severe pain. That’s the finding of a prospective, randomized, comparative effectiveness trial of 120 adults conducted by researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. In the trial, half of the patients in the experimental group received a library of 21 VR… Read More »

Moments of clarity in dementia patients at end of life: Glimmers of hope?

It happens unexpectedly: a person long thought lost to the ravages of dementia, unable to recall the events of their lives or even recognize those closest to them, will suddenly wake up and exhibit surprisingly normal behavior, only to pass away shortly thereafter. This phenomenon, which experts refer to as terminal or paradoxical lucidity, has… Read More »