Evaluation of Virtual Reality Technology for Reducing the Risk of Falls Among Older Persons with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia
||18 February 2021
||11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Virtual Reality (VR) technology has potential for reducing the risk of falls in aged care services. There are indications of a positive training effect as a cognitive-motor intervention method to improve the fear of falling, postural balance and cognition on safe walking. The project seeks to examine this gap by addressing the research question: What are the effects of VR technology on reducing the risk of falls in older persons with cognitive impairment? The research aims to deduct the cause-effect relationship between the VR technology intervention and the risk factors of falls. A randomized control trial study is designed. Findings from this project are expected to evaluate the effectiveness of new “CAVE” VR intervention with guiding principles and recommendation(s) on fall prevention program among older persons with mild cognitive impairment and dementia.