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Virtual Reality-Based Assessment of Functional Capacities in Individuals with Alzheimer's Disease or Alzheimer's Disease-Related Dementia

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[Technical Report, Annual Report]

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The primary aim of this project is to pilot the Virtual Environment Grocery Store VEGS and Virtual Apartment for use among older adults with cognitive impairment. A related aim is the development and evaluation of computational and statistical models of patient data from the virtual environments that generate reports for caregivers. Our ultimate goal is to provide clinical assessments and clinical feedback to patients that is more meaningful for the lives of aging adults. We will compare measures embedded in the virtual environments with measures obtained from traditional neuropsychological tests. We will compare older adults with Alzheimers Disease ADAlzheimers Disease Related Dementia ADRD and no history of traumatic brain injury TBI, those with ADADRD and a history of TBI, and healthy controls on both traditional neuropsychological tests and those embedded in the virtual environments. We will gather patientcaregiver feedback regarding the utility of the reports generated by the virtual environments.

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  • Psychology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

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[A, Approved For Public Release]