Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

  • Gail A. Eskes
  • Anna M. Barrett


Cognitive impairment after stroke is common and can significantly impact on recovery of function and return to functional activities and roles. The term “vascular cognitive impairment” encompasses the continuum of vascular changes in brain cognition, ranging from mild impairment (no impact on functional abilities) to frank vascular dementia (see Chapter 7). Management of individuals with attentional, conative (the translation of knowledge and emotion to behavior), and cognitive impairment varies, depending upon the severity of the deficits and their functional consequences. Review of the evidence for rehabilitation of individuals with cognitive deficits post-stroke (without dementia) will be the focus of this chapter. In this chapter, we define cognitive function broadly as multiple modular mental systems either containing and/or acting on domain-specific knowledge representations (e.g. language, spatial function, calculations).

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Compensatory Strategy Stroke Survivor Cognitive Rehabilitation Vascular Cognitive Impairment Acquire Brain Injury 
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  1. 1.Departments of Psychiatry, Psychology and Medicine (Neurology)Brain Repair Centre, Dalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada

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