Neuropsychological rehabilitation program in cognitive impairment and dementia

Neuropsychological rehabilitation program in cognitive impairment and dementia

Author Abrisqueta-Gomez, Jacqueline Google Scholar
Brucki, Sonia Maria Dozzi Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Canali, Fabiola Google Scholar
Oliveira, E. Google Scholar
Ponce, Carmen Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Vieira, Vera Lucia Duarte Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Bueno, Orlando Francisco Amodeo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Battistin, L. Google Scholar
Dam, M. Google Scholar
Tonin, P. Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract The recent clinical studies about cognitive rehabilitation refers that intervention in ability rehearsal and familiar directions are important to elderly people with mild cognitive impairment or dementia in initial phase, as well as the correct use of appropriate drugs. We assisted 5 subjects: 3 with early stage of probable Alzheimer's disease, 1 with Frontotemporal dementia and 1 with Mild Cognitive Decline. All of them were submitted to neurological and neuropsychological evaluations at first stage, then they initiated rehabilitation program. Reality orientation, reminiscence and spaced-retrieval interventions have been used. All families in the treatment group received training by members of the research team. Only patients with AD were taking medicament. We evaluated them after one year. Despite the results were different among patients, our rehabilitation program has demonstrated efficacy in small groups, suggest that training and cognitive stimulation may produce gains in some patients, speciality in the quality of life.
Language English
Date 2002-01-01
Published in Neurological Rehabilitation, Proceedings. 40128 Bologna: Medimond S R L, p. 399-407, 2002.
Publisher Medimond S R L
Extent 399-407
Access rights Closed access
Type Conference paper
Web of Science ID WOS:000176996900067

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