“This kind of memory is often impaired in stroke survivors and can interfere with independent living, as it can result in forgetting to take medication or remember something they had to do,” Xinhua news agency quoted Mitrovic as saying Monday.”It is a complex cognitive ability, which requires coordination of multiple cognitive abilities: spatial navigation, retrospective memory, attention and executive functioning.”The researchers developed a computer based treatment based on visual imagery that taught participants how to remember time and event based prospective memory tasks.After the treatment, participants practised their skills using videos first and later in a 3D virtual reality environment.”We conducted a study which ended in October last year with 15 stroke survivors. Each participant had 10 individual sessions spread over 10 weeks. The analysis shows that the memory skills of the stroke patients we tested increased significantly,” said Mitrovic.The final goal was to make the training available freely over the Internet to stroke survivors, enabling them to lead a better quality life and freeing some of them from round the clock care..
Highlights this week include a request from the Elks Club for a land division at Landmarks on Monday. Neighborhood association traffic committees and residents concerned about traffic issues should check out the proposed revised procedure manual for traffic calming at Ped Bike Motor Vehicles Commission on Tuesday. The TIF Review Board (aka Joint Review Board) composed of all local taxing jurisdictions will review the city of Madison’s proposed amendment to TID 25 on Wednesday.
9Westborough Public Schools Closed Tuesday, Feb. 9West Boylston Public Schools Remote learning day Tuesday, Feb. 9West Springfield Public Schools Remote learning day Tuesday, Feb. Men and women who become compulsive with exercise suffer from extreme guilt when they’re unable to train, Petruzzelli says. They’re also prone to “making up for” a missed session by overtraining and overloading their bodies. If you beat yourself up or purposefully dodge social events that might clash with your workout, it’s time to reevaluate..
Skinny and soft spoken, Zia ul Haq told me he came from Nuristan, a remote province ruled by proud tribesmen. I’d visited in 2009 while embedded with US Army forces at a combat outpost at the bottom of a ravine routinely pounded by insurgents. Zia wanted to become a doctor, but the Taliban was making life unbearable at home.