Are we There Yet? Immersive Virtual Reality to Improve Cognitive Function in Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment

Meelad Sayma, BMBS, BSc; Remco Tuijt, BA, MSc; Claudia Cooper, BMBS, MRCPsych, MSc; Kate Walters, BMBS, BMedSci, MRCGP, MMed, MSc, PhD


Gerontologist. 2020;60(7):e502-e512. 

In This Article


Primary Objectives

  1. Summarize the current research investigating the use, acceptability, and feasibility of IVR interventions for cognition in dementia and MCI.

  2. Synthesize the evidence for potential effectiveness of IVR as a strategy for cognitive training in dementia and MCI.

  3. Highlight the limitations in current literature and develop a set of recommendations for future IVR research in cognitive training for dementia and MCI.