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SOM Research Projects: Visuospatial Dysfunction in Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's Disease Measured by Virtual Reality

Title

Visuospatial Dysfunction in Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's Disease Measured by Virtual Reality

Status

Open

Project Description

 

A novel task of visuospatial dysfunction using virtual reality was developed an implemented for assessment of spatial function in Alzheimer's disease and preclinical stages of Alzheimer's disease. Data was collected and is ready for analysis. The goal of the project is to assess the utility of such a test for clinical detection of the preclinical stages of Alzheimer's disease.

 

Mentor Name

Pelak, Victoria

Mentor Location

 

Mentor Contact Number

303-724-2184

Mentor Contact Email

victoria.pelak@ucdenver.edu

Specialty

Enter Choice #1

Preceptor Name

 

Student

 

Department

Neurology

Funding Department/Program

Vision Sciences

Area of Study

Neuroscience, Brain and Behavior - Adult

Populations

Adults

Method(s)

Behavioral

Disease or Symptom

Mental Illness and Developmental Disabilities; Neurological Illness

Faculty/Lab Website

http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/medicalschool/departments/neurology/research/Pages/research.aspx

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Yes

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Last modified at 8/30/2012 4:06 PM by Watts, Katie