Title

What do brain dysfunctional patients report following memory compensation training?

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Twenty five (25) out of 29 patients (86%) with unequivocal memorydisorders who received Memory Compensation Training (MCT) completed both a brief survey regarding their use of memory compensations and the Memory Compensation Questionnaire. Twenty-two (22) of the 25 patients (88%) reported daily use of memory compensation several months to years after the onset of their memory problems. The benefits included, by their report, being more productive, less disorganized, and less confused. Patients with memory disorders, who received MCT, also reported more frequent use of compensations than older normal adults studied by Dixon et al. [6]. The present sample of patients report proportionally spending more time to remember and greater reliance on those around them to help them to remember. The findings suggest that patients who are taught memory compensations tend to use them after the training period and show a different pattern of compensatory activities compared to normal older adults.

Medical Subject Headings

Adult; Female; Follow-Up Studies; Health Care Surveys; Humans; Male; Memory Disorders (rehabilitation); Middle Aged; Outcome Assessment, Health Care; Patient Education as Topic; Patient Satisfaction; Program Development; Severity of Illness Index

Publication Date

1-1-2003

Publication Title

NeuroRehabilitation

ISSN

1053-8135

Volume

18

Issue

1

First Page

47

Last Page

55

PubMed ID

12719620

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