Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE (www.oxfordhandbooks.com). © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 07 July 2020

Abstract and Keywords

Following some introductory comments, this chapter describes the ways in which memory systems can be affected after an insult to the brain. The main focus is on people with nonprogressive brain injury, particularly traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, encephalitis, and hypoxia. References are provided for those readers interested in memory disorders following progressive conditions such as dementia. The chapter then considers recovery of memory function for people with nonprogressive memory deficits. This is followed by a section addressing the assessment of memory abilities, suggesting that both standardized and functional assessment procedures are required to identify an individual’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses and to plan for rehabilitation. The final part of the chapter addresses rehabilitation of memory functioning, including compensatory strategies, ways to improve new learning, the value of memory groups, and ways to reduce the emotional consequences of memory impairment.

Keywords: memory disorders, brain injury, memory function, memory systems

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.