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

Authors
  • Mioni, Giovanna
  • Stablum, Franca
  • Rendell, Peter G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Studies in health technology and informatics
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2012
Volume
181
Pages
118–122
Identifiers
PMID: 22954840
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

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.

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