A rehabilitation protocol for empowering spatial orientation in MCI. A pilot study

Erminia Gadler, Alessandra Grassi, Giuseppe Riva

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Abstract

Spatial navigation is among the first cognitive functions to be impaired in Alzheimer's disease [1] and deficit in this domain is detectable earlier in patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment [2]. Since efficacy of cognitive training in persons with MCI was successfully assessed [3], we developed a multitasking training protocol using virtual environments for stimulating attention, perception and visuo-spatial cognition in order to empower spatial orientation in MCI. Two healthy elders were exposed to the training over a period of four weeks and both showed improved performances in attention and orientation after the end of the intervention.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Pages234-236
Number of pages3
Volume144
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Mild cognitive impairment
  • Spatial orientation
  • Virtual reality
  • Visuo-spatial cognition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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    Gadler, E., Grassi, A., & Riva, G. (2009). A rehabilitation protocol for empowering spatial orientation in MCI. A pilot study. In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (Vol. 144, pp. 234-236) https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-017-9-234