Mari Feli González

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In order to examine the effect of an avatar in natural interaction with elderly users in ambient intelligent environments, we performed an empirical study with elderly people (normal aging, mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's patients) not only on subjective but also on objective measures. The data supports the following: 1) The subjects followed some(More)
Cognitive training has been a growing field in recent years. It is established that training improves cognitive abilities in healthy elderly people. Specialized software and commercial devices including the possibility of cognitive gaming has been placed into the market; most of them are based on neuropsychological models of cognitive aging, but few have(More)
<b>Objective</b> The complexity of new Information Technologies (IT) may limit the access of elderly people to the information society, exacerbating what is known as "the digital divide", as they appear to be too challenging for elderly citizens regardless of the integrity of their cognitive status. This study is an attempt to clarify how some cognitive(More)
INTRODUCTION We present preliminary data on validity, reliability and normative values of a short neuropsychological protocol in Spanish called PRO-NEURO including different cognitive functions: orientation, attention and memory, mental calculation, verbal comprehension, writing, naming, reasoning, verbal fluency, praxias, and gnosias. The purpose is to(More)
Research on non-pharmacological therapies (cognitive rehabilitation) in old age has been very limited, and most has not considered the effect of intervention of this type over extended periods of time. The aim of this study was to investigate a new cognitive therapy in a randomized, placebo-controlled group of elderly people over 65 years of age without(More)
INTRODUCTION Although hallucinations are considered to be a dopaminergic related phenomenon, the correlation between hallucinations with other features in Parkinson's disease (PD) still remains controversial. OBJECTIVES To define the phenomenology and factors that contribute to hallucinations in patients with idiopathic PD, and to determine their(More)
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