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Title: Evaluation of a virtual reality-based memory training programme for Hong Kong Chinese older adults with questionable dementia : a pilot study
Authors: Man, DWK 
Chung, JCC
Lee, GYY
Keywords: memory training
older adults
questionable dementia
virtual reality
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Source: International journal of geriatric psychiatry, 2012, v. 27, no. 5, p. 513-520 How to cite?
Journal: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 
Abstract: Background Older adults with questionable dementia are at risk of progressing to dementia, and early intervention is considered important. The present study investigated the effectiveness of a virtual reality (VR)-based memory training for older adults with questionable dementia. Methods A pre-test and post-test design was adopted. Twenty and 24 older adults with questionable dementia were randomly assigned to a VR-based and a therapist-led memory training group, respectively. Primary outcome measures included the Multifactorial Memory Questionnaire and Fuld Object Memory Evaluation. Results Both groups demonstrated positive training effects, with the VR group showing greater improvement in objective memory performance and the non-VR group showing better subjective memory subtest results in the Multifactorial Memory Questionnaire. Conclusion The use of VR seems to be acceptable for older adults with questionable dementia. Further study on the effect of educational background and memory training modality (visual, auditory) is warranted.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/9971
DOI: 10.1002/gps.2746
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