Using Virtual Week to assess prospective memory in younger and older adults

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2012:181:118-22.


Prospective memory (PM) is the ability to perform future intention. Older adults often present dysfunctions in PM tasks and investigating the nature of their difficulties have critical implication for their independent living. Virtual Week is a computer based program that simulate real week activities. Participants also performed executive functions tasks to investigate which abilities are involved in PM. Virtual Week has shown to be suitable instrument to evaluate PM performance with important implications on assessment and rehabilitation of PM dysfunctions.

MeSH terms

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Aging / physiology
  • Aging / psychology
  • Computer Simulation*
  • Executive Function
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Memory, Episodic*
  • User-Computer Interface*
  • Video Games*