A VIRTUAL KITCHEN TO ASSESS THE ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIFE IN ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

Paul Richard, Lisa Massenot, Jeremy Besnard, Emmanuelle Richard, Didier Le Gall, Philippe Allain

Abstract

This paper presents the EVACOG project that aims to investigate the usefulness of Virtual Environments (VEs) in cognitive assessment. Our objective is to evaluate the cognitive and/or behavioral abilities of patients with brain lesions in scenarios implying the planning and the execution of everyday tasks such as driving a car or preparing a cup of coffee. In this paper we describe a simple and effective VE (a kitchen) designed to assess patient’s ability to prepare a cup of coffee. We focus on the assessment results obtained with eight patients with Alzheimer’s disease which were compared to healthy elderly subjects. Participants were instructed to prepare a cup of coffee in the virtual kitchen. Results revealed significant impairments in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Results of this study support the use the virtual kitchen to assess everyday life activities among persons with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Richard P., Massenot L., Besnard J., Richard E., Le Gall D. and Allain P. (2010). A VIRTUAL KITCHEN TO ASSESS THE ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIFE IN ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2010) ISBN 978-989-674-026-9, pages 378-383. DOI: 10.5220/0002867603780383


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@conference{grapp10,
author={Paul Richard and Lisa Massenot and Jeremy Besnard and Emmanuelle Richard and Didier Le Gall and Philippe Allain},
title={A VIRTUAL KITCHEN TO ASSESS THE ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIFE IN ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2010)},
year={2010},
pages={378-383},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002867603780383},
isbn={978-989-674-026-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2010)
TI - A VIRTUAL KITCHEN TO ASSESS THE ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIFE IN ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
SN - 978-989-674-026-9
AU - Richard P.
AU - Massenot L.
AU - Besnard J.
AU - Richard E.
AU - Le Gall D.
AU - Allain P.
PY - 2010
SP - 378
EP - 383
DO - 10.5220/0002867603780383