This study investigates the impact of utilising virtual reality (VR) on older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or mild to moderate dementia, particularly when a family member living at a distance is involved. The use of VR was linked to enhancements in the older adults’ emotional well-being, stress levels, and their relationship with family members, ultimately contributing to an overall improvement in their quality of life. Family members experienced reductions in negative emotions, depressive symptoms, and caregiver burden, with an improvement in their mental health following VR use.
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