Published Findings

Appel, L., Appel, E., Kisonas, E., Lewis, S., & Sheng, L. Q. (2022) Virtual Reality for Veteran Relaxation: Can VR Therapy Help Veterans Living With Dementia Who Exhibit Responsive Behaviors? Frontiers in Virtual Reality.

Appel, L., Ali, S., Narag, T., Mozeson, K., Pasat, Z., Orchanian-Cheff, A., & Campos, J. L. (2021). Virtual reality to promote wellbeing in persons with dementia: A scoping review. Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering.

Appel, L., Appel, E., Lewis, S., Kisonas, E., Appel, J., Smith, C. (2021) VRCT: Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating the Impact of Virtual Reality-therapy on BPSD and QoL of Acute Care In-patients With Dementia. Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease.\

Appel, L., Appel, E., Lewis, S., Kisonas, E. (2021). The development of ObsRVR: an Observational Instrument to measure Reactions of People with Dementia Experiencing Virtual Reality. Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease. 8(S1):S139-S140.

Appel, L., Appel, E., Kisonas, E., Pasat, Z., Mozeson, K., Vemulakonda, J., & Sheng, L. Q. (2021) Virtual Reality for Veteran Relaxation (VR 2)-Introducing VR-therapy for Veterans with Dementia-Challenges and Rewards of the Therapists Behind the Scenes.  Frontiers in Virtual Reality. 

Appel, L. Kisonas, E., Appel, E., Bartlett, D., Klein, J., Rosenberg, J., and, Smith, C. (2020). Introducing virtual reality therapy for inpatients with dementia admitted to an acute care hospital: learnings from a pilot to pave the way to a randomized controlled trial. Pilot Feasibility Studies.

Appel, L., Appel, E Bogler, O., Wiseman, M., Cohen, L., Ein, N., Abrams, H., Campos, J. (2020). Frail older adults can benefit from immersive Virtual Reality experiences: A feasibility study. Frontiers in Medicine, Geriatric Medicine 

Appel, L. Kisonas, E., Appel, E., Rosenberg, J., and, Smith, C. 13th Clinical Trials on Alzheimer's Disease (CTAD) November 4-7, 2020. Administering Virtual Reality Therapy to Manage Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms in Patients with Dementia Admitted to an Acute-care Hospital: Results of a Pilot Study. Journal of Preventative Alzheimers Disease.f

Appel, L. Kisonas, E., Appel, E., Rosenberg, J., and, Smith, C. 13th Clinical Trials on Alzheimer's Disease (CTAD) November 4-7, 2020. Virtual Reality therapy for inpatients with dementia admitted to an acute-care hospital: Learnings from a pilot to pave the way to a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Preventative Alzheimers Disease.

Chen, B., Appel, L. Kisonas, E., Appel, E., Rosenberg, J., and, Smith, C. 13th Clinical Trials on Alzheimer's Disease (CTAD) November 4-7, 2020. Predicting Response to Virtual Reality Therapy for Treatment of BPSD in Acute-care Settings. Journal of Preventative Alzheimers Disease.

Appel, L. Kisonas, E., Appel, E., Bartlett, D., Klein, J., Rosenberg, J., and, Smith, C. 10th Canadian Conference on Dementia (CCD) Québec City, October 3, 2019. Virtual Reality therapy for inpatients with dementia: Learnings from a pilot study introducing a non-pharmacological intervention to an acute-care hospital. Canadian Geriatrics Journal.

Appel, L. Bogler, O., Appel, E., Wiseman, M., Cohen, L., Hill, D., Ein, N., Abrams, H., and Campos, J. 9th Canadian Conference on Dementia (CCD) Toronto, November 2017. Prescribing Virtual Reality (VRx): Can exposure to simulated natural environments using Virtual Reality (VR) offer an alternative therapy for those living with dementia/ cognitive impairment who are limited from being outside? Canadian Geriatrics Journal.