Virtual Reality Games Can Screen for Mild Cognitive Impairment

Researchers have developed a virtual supermarket of cognitive training games that help to detect mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

Greek investigators from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas/Information Technologies Institute say that although the concept of a virtual supermarket has been used in the past to help detect cognitive functions, prior iterations could detect MCI only when used in combination with standardized neuropsychological tests.

MCI is a condition that often predates Alzheimer’s disease and is characterized by memory loss and inability to execute complex activities such as financial planning.

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