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Google Calendar: A new memory aid for Traumatic Brain Injury



Memory impairment is common following acquired brain injury (ABI) and intervention has proved challenging. The current treatment of choice involves using external memory aids as a way of compensation. But now there may just be a better way - Google. That's right Google!

In recent studies, Google Calendar was more effective than the diary in enhancing prospective memory performance. It also proved more popular, because of its active reminders which helps trigger the retrieval of intentions, while reducing the need for monitoring.

While further research is still required to substantiate these initial findings, it is recommended that clinicians familiarise themselves with using Google Calendar, as it appears to offer additional potential in the management of prospective memory deficits following ABI.

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