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Clinical Management of Memory Problems (2nd Edn) (PLE: Memory)

1st Edition

Edited by Barbara Wilson, Nick Moffat

Psychology Press

326 pages

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Many patients with stroke, head injuries or dementia suffer severe memory impairment and in many cases improvement may fail to occur.

This book, first published in 1984 followed by this second edition in 1992, offers practical guidelines to the problems and is supported by a discussion of theory about memory systems and functioning. It should enable therapists and psychologists to recognize, understand, assess and manage memory problems arising from injury, accident or infection of the brain.

The authors are well-known for their interest in memory and memory therapy. Topics covered in this text include: the relationship between memory and practice, assessment, methods for improving memory, organization of memory therapy, selection of appropriate treatments for individual patients, role of the microcomputer in memory rehabilitation, use of drugs in stimulating memory, development of programmes to improve attention and the treatment of the memory-impaired in groups. This second edition has an update on drugs, electronic aids and assessment procedures, with further evidence of the effectiveness of memory therapy. This book would have been an asset for those professionals involved in the rehabilitation of the impaired memory at the time and can still be of value today.

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Alan D. Baddeley Memory Theory and Memory Therapy 2. Nadina B. Lincoln and Neil Brooks Assessment for Rehabilitation 3. John E. Harris Ways to Help Memory 4. Nick Moffat Strategies of Memory Therapy 5. Barbara Wilson Memory Therapy in Practice 6. Clive Skilbeck and Ian Robertson Computer Assistance in the Management of Memory and Cognitive Impairment 7. Michael D. Kopelman The Psychopharmacology of Human Memory Disorders 8. Rodger L. Wood Disorders of Attention: Their Effect on Behaviour, Cognition and Rehabilitation 9. Barbara Wilson and Nick Moffat The Development of Group Memory Therapy 10. Deborah Wearing Self-Help Groups. Author Index. Subject Index.

About the Series

Psychology Library Editions: Memory

Memory is one of the core areas of academic research in cognitive psychology. Psychology Library Editions: Memory brings together a series of previously out-of-print titles, available as a 27-volume set or as individual volumes. The authors come from diverse backgrounds and many of them are now leading experts in their fields. The majority of titles were originally published in the 1970s and 1980s and reflect early research in a number of key areas. The volumes cover topics such as memory development in children; memory and aging; memory and thinking; memory and language; working memory; and memory disorders, to name but a few. This is a great opportunity to obtain a valuable resource tracing the development of a major field of psychology.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology