Practical Ways of Improving Memory Storage and Retrieval Problems in Patients with Head Injuries

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Authors: Thompson, S.B.N.

Journal: British Journal of Occupational Therapy

Volume: 59

Issue: 9

Pages: 418-422

eISSN: 1477-6006

ISSN: 0308-0226

DOI: 10.1177/030802269605900907

Memory disorders resulting from head injuries can be very distressing to both patients and carers. Understanding memory processes can be helpful in selecting the best memory strategies for particular patients. These strategies are discussed together with definitions of amnesic conditions and memory aids. The important message from using such memory strategies is that patients learning how to improve their poor memory have a far greater chance of improvement in the long term than those who simply rehearse items to be memorised.

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