Acquired Brain Injury Memory Exercises

Acquired Brain Injury Memory Exercises

James Japp, MA, MSc

The Acquired Brain Injury Memory Exercises Center (ABIME) features software with cognitive exercises for adolescents and adults with neurological impairments including traumatic brain injury and stroke. ABIME has six key components with exercises across a range of visual, verbal and spatial memory functions. They are 1) memory for numbers; 2) working visual memory; 3) short term visual memory; 4) visuospatial memory; 5) immediate verbal recall; and 6) delayed visual/verbal memory. Responses are computer tracked and scored for clinical use in assessment, treatment planning, cognitive rehabilitation and research.

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Full Description

The ABIME software is ideal for:

Cognitive retraining - Therapists select exercises, set time limits, and customize cognitive training programs. Computerized scoring gives immediate performance feedback to clients and documentation for clinicians.

Improvement/deterioration of memory - Patterns of performance indicate increase or decrease in memory functions for short term recovery, performance after interventions, or for long term for progressive neurological conditions.

Planning optimal time for intervention - Performance history data documents how well the patient/client performs on task(s) as well as improvement or deterioration in performance at various times and in various settings.

Assessment - This collection of memory exercises can be used to standardize, establish norms and measure performance of particular groups. Using ABIME exercises, clinicians can design the assessment process, custom select exercises, and set treatment parameters.

Research projects - Although ABIME Memory Center was designed and developed for the support of individuals with memory impairments, clinicians can use the exercises contained within ABIME to measure change in performance across a range of groups and products.

Pages 30 page user manual plus flash drive for installation on XP/Vista/Windows 7 or higher.
Year 2013


James Japp, MA, MSc

James Japp is a clinical neuropsychologist specializing in brain injury rehabilitation and cognitive communication in the United Kingdom. He is a medico-legal expert on the assessment and rehabilitation of individuals with brain injury, as well as supporting their return to employment. He is Clinical Director of Neuropsychologists UK, an organization he founded in 2002 to promote best practices for supporting people with acquired brain injury as they reintegrate into their communities and employment.

Japp has most recently specialized in computerized brain injury rehabilitation programs, particularly for restorative function. He has developed a number of computer based programs including Cognitive Rehabilitation Independent Speech Programme C.R.I.S.P. (Speechmark Publishing) and Concentration Attention & Mental Speed Rehabilitation Task (CAMSART).

Memory impairment is nearly always a factor in neurological injury and cognitive decline. Research is increasingly supporting neuroplasticity and cognitive restoration, principles underlying the Acquired Brain Injury Memory Exercises. ABIME was developed in 2012 to address a broad range of memory impairments, including visual and verbal deficits. It can be used as cognitive exercises to stimulate neural networks involved in the memory process for adolescents and adults who have sustained an acquired brain injury or have the potential for cognitive decline. Other key factors in the development of ABIME include being user friendly, versatile, cost effective, quick to administer, multiple applications and use with minimal experience and training


User Manual for Acquired Brain Injury Memory Exercises

License Terms and Conditions


  • Memory

Screen resolution

  • ABIME Memory Center

How ABIME Memory Works

  • Instructions

Memory Center Exercises

  • Memory for numbers
  • Working visual memory
  • Short term visual memory
  • Visuospatial sequencing
  • Immediate verbal recall
  • Delayed verbal and visual memory
  • Extended activity

Administrator Options

  • Activity Enabled
  • Increase/ Decrease Automatically
  • Sequence starting length
  • Task Timer
  • Password
  • Show timer on activities
  • Show task descriptions
  • View/Print history
  • Feedback enabled
  • Clear history
  • Export history

User ID


  • Cognitive retraining
  • Improvement/deterioration of memory
  • Planning the optimal time for intervention
  • Assessment of individuals and groups
  • Research projects†

Background to ABIME Memory Center




Memory for numbers

This task involves the ability to remember numbers randomly generated from the computer. A selection of numbers will be presented to the individual. The amount of numbers presented will be predetermined and set by the administrator.

The amount of numbers presented (as with most tasks) can be set to fluctuate to the userís ability by ticking the increase/decrease button. When the computer has delivered the numbers, a keypad will become available. The patient/client will enter the numbers they can recall into the keypad and click the confirm response button.

Working visual memory

The patient/client will be shown a collection of cards. Clicking on a card will reveal a picture. When two identical pictures are revealed, a hit is scored. When all the cards have been revealed, the user clicks for another set of cards.

Short term visual memory

The patient/subject will be shown a set of pictures. When they have viewed the items and believe they can remember all the pictures they click the confirm button. They will be presented with another set of pictures, some of which were present in the previous sequence and some which were not. The user must click on the pictures that they believe they saw previously and confirm their response. Re-clicking on a highlighted picture will deselect the image enabling another image to be selected.

Visuospatial sequencing

In this task the computer will present a sequence of light bulbs around the patient/clientís central visual field. When all the items have been presented, the computer screen will become active enabling the patient/client to enter a response. The patient/client must enter the exact sequence as previously demonstrated by the computer.

Immediate verbal recall

In this task the patient/client will be presented with a series of words. The number of words presented in each sequence will be highlighted so that the individual is aware of how many words to expect. When the sequence of words has finished, the user will be presented with more words, some of which they will have heard and some they will not have previously heard.

If they have heard the word in the previous sequence, they must click the green confirm button on the left. If the have not heard the word in the previous set, they must click the red button on the right hand side of the screen.

Delayed verbal and visual memory

In this task the patient/client will be presented with 8 words and 8 visual images. Following this they will be engaged for 20 minutes with a number of tasks designed to distract their attention and engage them in activity. At the end of this period, they will be re-presented with words and visual images, some of which they will have been presented with at the beginning of the exercise and some which will not have been. They will be required to identify and select the words and visual images that were presented to them at the beginning of the exercise. It is essential that the patient/client understands that they will be required to recall the initial words and images at a later stage.

Extended activity

Additionally ABIME has an extended activity which features a selection of the activities. This task runs automatically for 25 minutes undertaking the following:

  • memory for numbers (5 minutes)
  • working visual memory (5 minutes)
  • short term visual memory (5 minutes)
  • visuo-spatial sequencing memory (5 minutes), and
  • immediate verbal recall memory (5 minutes).

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