Cognitive Rehabilitation And Cognitive Development

1274 Words Feb 12th, 2016 6 Pages
Introduction
Cognitive rehabilitation is a process that aids in relearning cognitive skills or teaching ways to compensate for lost skills by utilizing strategies that are less demanding cognitively in order to manage daily activities. Previous studies explored cognitive training (CT) and cognitive stimulation (CS) as a nonpharmacological intervention for cognitive decline in adults with dementia. These types of therapy were often used in conjunction with activity programs and other therapies to aid in improving overall mood and quality of life. They showed modest yet inconsistent results with questionable impact on improving the ability of the subjects to perform daily tasks. These studies were limited due to their small sample size, short duration of treatment and the likelihood of the underlying nature of the disease affecting the outcomes as well. There have been limited clinical trials that have explored cognitive rehabilitation, rather than CT or CS in adults with cognitive impairments. These studies are associated with positive outcomes on memory strategies, improved memory function and improved mood. However, the impact on activities of daily living was not addressed.
This study combines Cognitive rehabilitation (CR) and Cognitive-behavioral (CB) interventions in assessing the outcome of improved function of activities of daily living. “Cognitive-behavioral interventions include enhancement of pleasant activities and stimulation of positive memories have been shown…
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