Home and family in cognitive rehabilitation after brain injury: Implementation of social reserves

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The focus of the present article is the home and family environment of patients suffering acquired brain injury. In order to obtain the optimal outcome of posttraumatic cognitive rehabilitation it is important (a) to obtain a sufficient intensity of rehabilitative training, (b) to achieve the maximum degree of generalization from formalized training to the daily environment of the patient, and (c) to obtain the best possible utilization of “cognitive reserves” in the form of cognitive abilities and “strategies” acquired pretraumatically. Supplementing the institution-based cognitive training with (potentially computer-based) home-based training these three goals may more easily be met. Home-based training supports a higher intensity of training. Training in the home environment also allows better utilization of cognitive strategies acquired pretraumatically and more direct transfer of training results from formalized training to activities of daily living of the patient.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNeuroRehabilitation
Volume41
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)513-518
ISSN1053-8135
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 2017

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Social Sciences - Hjerne, Hjerneskade, Rehabilitering, Neurorehabilitering, REF-modellen, hjemmebehandling, Familie, Kognitiv reserve, Acquired brain injury, cognitive training, cognitive rehabilitation, home-based training, cognitive reserve, brain reserve, family, advanced technology

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