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Assessment and Planning for Memory Retraining

  • Sue R. Beers
  • Gerald Goldstein
Part of the Human Brain Function book series (HBFA)


Impairment of memory is a ubiquitous symptom of neurobehavioral disorders, appearing most prominently in the amnesic disorders, but also in the dementias associated with head trauma and the degenerative diseases of the elderly. Over the past few years, designing, applying, and, to a lesser extent, evaluating various memory rehabilitation methods have become a growth industry. Memory disorders associated with different types of brain damage vary both qualitatively and quantitatively; therefore, rehabilitation strategies are frequently developed to address the memory deficits that are characteristics of a particular disorder. From a conceptual standpoint, the rehabilitation of memory might be compared to the rehabilitation of aphasia, a diverse condition requiring various rehabilitation techniques that consider both type and severity of language disruption. That is, an effective technique for one form of aphasia is unlikely to be appropriate for other forms.


Assistive Device Memory Problem Cognitive Rehabilitation Amnesic Patient Memory Training 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sue R. Beers
    • 1
  • Gerald Goldstein
    • 2
  1. 1.Western Psychiatric Institute and ClinicPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Highland Drive Division (151R)VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemPittsburghUSA

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