Cognitive Rehabilitation and Memory Training
Cognitive training can enhance memory, mental agility, and attention.
With the proper exercises, memory, attention, and reasoning can be improved. The more you practice a particular skill, the stronger that skill becomes. These changes can actually be seen in your brain! Areas of the brain used frequently strengthen and grow. With the proper help, cognitive training can enhance mental prowess and cognitive capacity.
The purpose of cognitive remediation is to improve the underlying skills that allow us to succeed intellectually, socially, vocationally, and at home. Cognitive training utilizes a variety of exercises that are specifically designed to improve many skills including the following:
- Mental Flexibility
Often, individuals with dementia, strokes, Traumatic Brain Injury, or other neurological disorders experience failure because of a weakness in an area of cognitive functioning which is needed to complete a task successfully. Cognitive remediation will strengthen these skills through a variety of tasks which gradually increase in complexity and difficulty as the particular cognitive ability improves.
Cognitive training also generally leads to an improvement in self-esteem as an individual builds upon his successes with frequent, individualized, positive feedback from our therapist and related success at home, at work, socially, and in the community.