Memory problems are common in neurological diseases and occur after stroke in a significant percentage of patients. Memory has been subdivided into a variety of subsystems. Of these episodic memory has been the target of therapeutic measures. In a number of studies it has been convincingly shown that repetitive drill and exercise approaches are of no use in the memory domain. Promising interventions have been based on compensatory mechanisms, for example, on the use of external memory aids. Another theoretically and experimentally well-motivated approach is based on the principles of errorless learning. Also, imagery-based mnemonics have been shown to be promising in memory rehabilitation. In summary, evidence-based studies on memory rehabilitation are still scarce.
Research Areas and Centers
- Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)