Friday, November 21, 2008

Stroke Recovery

This post, on a blog I've not previously encountered, talks about the benefits of simply listening to music after suffering a stroke of a particular type, one affecting the middle cerebral artery.
At 3 month and 6 month intervals post stroke, the patients were evaluated via cognitive assessment. The results of the assessment showed that the individuals who listened to music demonstrated an obvious increase in verbal skills, memory and focused attention when compared to the audio book and control group. The patients who listened to music also showed a decrease in depression and confused mood.

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