Published Findings

 Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease 

Appel, L., Appel, E., Lewis, S., Kisonas, E., Appel, J., Smith, C. 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. 2021; 8(S1):S158. URL: https://www.ctad-alzheimer.com/files/files/CTAD21%20Posters.pdf 

 Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease 

Appel, L., Appel, E., Lewis, S., Kisonas, E., The development of ObsRVR: an Observational Instrument to measure Reactions of People with Dementia Experiencing Virtual Reality. Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease. 2021; 8(S1):S139-S140. URL: https://www.ctad-alzheimer.com/files/files/CTAD21%20Posters.pdf 

Frontiers in
Virtual Reality

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. URL: https://doi.org/10.3389/frvir.2021.720523

JMIR

Appel L, Kisonas E, Appel E, Klein J, Bartlett D, Rosenberg J, Smith CN. (2021) Administering Virtual Reality Therapy to Manage Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms in Patients With Dementia Admitted to an Acute Care Hospital: Results of a Pilot Study. JMIR Form Res 5(2):e22406 doi: 10.2196/22406 URL: https://formative.jmir.org/2021/2/e22406

BMC: Pilot &

Feasibility

Studies

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 Stud 6, 166. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40814-020-00708-9

Frontiers in

Medicine

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 https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmed.2019.00329/full

CTAD 2020

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. 2020; 7(S1):S55-S119. doi:10.14283/jpad.2020.58. PMID: 33169785; PMCID: PMC7772113. URL:https://www.ctad-alzheimer.com/files/files/CTAD%202020%20Abstracts%20final.pdf

CTAD 2020

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. 2020; 7(S1):S55-S119. doi:10.14283/jpad.2020.58. PMID: 33169785; PMCID: PMC7772113. URL:https://www.ctad-alzheimer.com/files/files/CTAD%202020%20Abstracts%20final.pdf

CTAD 2020

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. 2020; 7(S1):S55-S119. doi:10.14283/jpad.2020.58. PMID: 33169785; PMCID: PMC7772113. URL:https://www.ctad-alzheimer.com/files/files/CTAD%202020%20Abstracts%20final.pdf

CCD 2020

Appel, L. Kisonas, E., Appel, E., Bartlett, D., Klein, J., Rosenberg, J., and, Smith, C. (2020).  Virtual Reality therapy for inpatients with dementia: Learnings from a pilot study introducing a non-pharmacological intervention to an acute-care hospital. Poster Presentations at the 10th Canadian Conference on Dementia (CCD) Québec City, October 3, 2019. Canadian Geriatrics Journal, 23(1), 4-87. https://doi.org/10.5770/cgj.23.411

CCD 2020

Appel, L. Ali, S., Narang, T., Wiseman, M., Ein, E., Orchanian-Cheff, A., Campos, J. (2020). Exploring technological characteristics of Virtual Reality interventions for individuals living with Dementia: a scoping review. Poster Presentations at the 10th Canadian Conference on Dementia (CCD) Québec City, October 3, 2019. Canadian Geriatrics Journal, 23(1), 4-87. https://doi.org/10.5770/cgj.23.411

CCD 2020

Appel, L. Narang, T., Ali, S., Wiseman, M., Ein, E., Orchanian-Cheff, A., Campos, J. (2020). Exploring evaluation methods of Virtual Reality interventions for individuals living with Dementia: a scoping review. Poster Presentations at the 10th Canadian Conference on Dementia (CCD) Québec City, October 3, 2019. Canadian Geriatrics Journal, 23(1), 4-87. https://doi.org/10.5770/cgj.23.411

CCD 2018

Appel, L. Bogler, O., Appel, E., Wiseman, M., Cohen, L., Hill, D., Ein, N., Abrams, H., and Campos, J. (2018).  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? Poster Presentations at the 9th Canadian Conference on Dementia (CCD) Toronto, November 2017. Canadian Geriatrics Journal, 21(1), 71-133. https://doi.org/10.5770/cgj.21.321.