Memory Assessment and Remediation in Brain-Injured Patients

From Theory to Practice
  • Jordan Grafman
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Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series (NSSB)

Abstract

This chapter will describe an approach to the assessment of memory deficits and the subsequent application of cognitive strategies/mnemonic techniques to the remediation of those deficits. We will be concerned primarily with the amnesic deficits encountered in brain-damaged patients. Amnesia can be defined loosely as the inability to retrieve information that was once comprehended and/or learned. As will be demonstrated below, there are numerous types of “amnesic deficits” depending upon injury locale and, in turn, the sensory modalities and cognitive processes represented by the involved neural system(s).

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Memory Deficit Visual Imagery Retrograde Amnesia Human Information Processing Anterograde Amnesia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jordan Grafman
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  1. 1.Vietnam Head Injury Study, Department of Clinical InvestigationWalter Reed Army Medical CenterUSA

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