Thursday, January 10, 2019

Cognitive Rehab for Dementia?

 Something new? Something different? Something hopeful?


Check out this recent article about Cognitive Rehabilitation in the New York Times: "Dementia May Never Improve, but Many Patients Still Can Learn "

According to this article, "Cognitive rehabilitation evolved from methods used to help people with brain injuries...The practice brings occupational and other therapists into the homes of dementia patients to learn which everyday activities they’re struggling with and which abilities they want to preserve or improve upon...The therapists show patients how to compensate for memory problems and to practice new techniques."

It's not a cure, but some practitioners claim it can improve daily function and life quality for patients and caregivers. My suggestion: read the article and see if it represents another option.

Robert Tell, Author

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