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Strategies and Techniques for Cognitive Rehabilitation: Manual for healthcare professionals working with individuals with cognitive impairment

Kelly, Michelle E. and O'Sullivan, Maria (2015) Strategies and Techniques for Cognitive Rehabilitation: Manual for healthcare professionals working with individuals with cognitive impairment. Project Report. Alzheimer Society of Ireland.

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Abstract

There are a number of different rehabilitative strategies outlined in this manual aimed at assisting with difficulties in memory and everyday functioning. Generally speaking, there is a lot of individual variability in how people respond to different strategies. For this reason, it is preferable to try several strategies in an attempt to determine what works best for each individual.

As the healthcare professional, your role is to help the individual understand how to use these strategies, but the individual is responsible for practice and implementation between sessions. Explain that there is a requirement of commitment and effort on their part. Typically, you would identify target areas or goals to work on, practise a number of different strategies, and then decide which strategies the person prefers and can use most efficiently. Preferred strategies can be selected for additional practice until the individual feels confident using them.

Sessions should be conducted either in the person’s home, or in a comfortable setting suited to practising the identified goals. Family members/carers should be debriefed on each session and provided with explanations of strategies used so that these may be practised outside of intervention sessions.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology > Cognitive psychology
Divisions: School of Business > Staff Research and Publications
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Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2017 10:30
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 10:14
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/2613

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