From a well-known authority, this comprehensive yet accessible book shows how state-of-the-art research can be applied to help people with nonprogressive memory disorders improve their functioning and quality of life. Barbara Wilson describes a broad range of interventions, including compensatory aids, learning strategies, and techniques for managing associated anxiety and stress. She reviews the evidence base for each clinical strategy or tool and offers expert guidance on how to assess patients, set treatment goals, develop individualized rehabilitation programs, and conduct memory groups. The book also provides essential background knowledge on the nature and causes of memory impairment.
Table of Contents
1. Understanding Memory and Memory Impairments
2. Recovery of Memory Functions after Brain Injuries
3. Assessment for Rehabilitation
4. Compensating for Memory Deficits with Memory Aids, with Narinder Kapur
5. Mnemonics and Rehearsal Strategies in Rehabilitation
6. New Learning in Rehabilitation: Errorless Learning, Spaced Retrieval (Expanded Rehearsal), and Vanishing Cues
7. Memory Groups
8. Treating the Emotional and Mood Disorders Associated with Memory Impairment
9. Goal Setting to Plan and Evaluate Memory Rehabilitation
10. Putting It All Together
11. Final Thoughts and a General Summary
Barbara A. Wilson, PhD, ScD, has worked in brain injury rehabilitation since 1979, at Rivermead Rehabilitation Centre in Oxford, Charing Cross Hospital in London, and the University of Southampton Medical School. She has also been a Senior Scientist at the Medical Research Council's Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge since 1990. In 1996, Dr. Wilson established the Oliver Zangwill Centre for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, a partnership between the local NHS Trust and the Medical Research Council, and serves as the Centre's Director of Research. She holds or has held several grants to study new assessment and treatment procedures for people with nonprogressive brain injury and has written over 16 books, 8 widely used neuropsychological tests, and over 260 journal articles and chapters. Editor-in-Chief of the journal Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, she has served on the governing boards of the Encephalitis Society, the Academy for Multidisciplinary Neurotraumatology, and the World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation. Dr. Wilson has received numerous prestigious awards for her research and clinical contributions and is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, the Academy of Medical Sciences, and the Academy of Social Sciences.