Home Based Cognitive Retraining for Cognitive Impairments Followed by Stroke
American Journal of Internal Medicine
Volume 1, Issue 4, November 2013, Pages: 27-30
Received: Aug. 8, 2013; Published: Oct. 20, 2013
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Neelam Verma, Clinical Psychologist at Nur Manzil Psychiatric Centre, Lal Bagh, Lucknow, India
Aldrin Anthony Dung Dung, Department of Neurology, Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS), Delhi
Meena Sharma, Department of Clinical Psychology, Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS), Delhi
Akhila Kumar Panda, Department of Neurology, Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS), Delhi
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Abstract
Cognitive difficulties frequently reported in the sufferers of stroke. Limited literatures are available regarding effectiveness of cognitive rehabilitation in post stroke dementia in Indian culture. Aims and objective: To examine the efficacy of home based cognitive retraining (HCR) in a patient who suffered from stroke. Method: Single case study method was opted regarding the same and results of pre and post assessment using NIMHANS neuropsychological battery and MRI of brain were compared. Six month’s package of home based cognitive retraining was given to the patient. Results: Pre assessment condition were indicative of fronto-temporal involvement and post assessment revealed significant improvement in cognitive functions i.e. speed of processing, attention, memory and executive function that improve patient’s academic performance and daily functioning. Further findings of the present study need validation in discrete settings. Conclusion: Home based cognitive retraining (HCR) is a promising home based technique for treating cognitive impairments caused by stroke.
Keywords
Stroke, Cognitive Impairment, Cognitive Retraining
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Neelam Verma, Aldrin Anthony Dung Dung, Meena Sharma, Akhila Kumar Panda, Home Based Cognitive Retraining for Cognitive Impairments Followed by Stroke, American Journal of Internal Medicine. Vol. 1, No. 4, 2013, pp. 27-30. doi: 10.11648/j.ajim.20130104.11
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