Virtual reality takes WKYC's Monica Robins and dementia patient caregivers on an emotional journey

Channel 3's Monica Robins' father suffered with dementia and she was his primary caregiver for 5 years until his death. While the physical toll it took on her has ended, the emotional toll is one she admittedly carries for the rest of her life. For th

Roughly 5-and-a-half million Americans live with Alzheimer's disease. It is a long hard road, not just for those who suffer from it, but for the caregivers - the spouses and children - tasked with caring for an increasingly dependent loved one.

Senior Health Correspondent Monica Robins' father suffered with dementia and she was his primary caregiver for 5 years until his passing. While the physical toll it took on her has ended, the emotional toll is one she admittedly will carry for the rest of her life.

For those who are actively caring for loved ones with dementia, there is a new hi-tech tool that can ease some of the emotional pain and frustration of being a caregiver.  Monica recently went through the program, and says it's 10 minutes that changed her life.

Join us tonight for Channel 3 News at 11 p.m. as she goes on a highly emotional virtual reality journey. In a moving self-interview, Monica reveals how the experience gave her a unique insight into her father's struggles.  Learn how this program can give caregivers of those dealing with dementia attain a new perspective on the disease and help make life better for those afflicted by it. 


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