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
Pages (from-to)234-236
Number of pages3
JournalAnnual Review of CyberTherapy and Telemedicine
Volume7
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Spatial Orientation
  • Virtual Reality
  • Visuo-spatial Cognition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Neuroscience (miscellaneous)

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