Memory Workbook

Memory Workbook

Douglas Mason and Michael Kohn
Workbook for families and adults explains types of memory and effects of aging, brain injury, and brain damage on memory.  Includes practical exercises and tips for adults, family members and caregivers for brain injury rehabilitation. Recommended for persons with mild brain injury or mild cognitive impairments due to trauma, aging, or disease.
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This book provides innovative techniques, exercises, games, and puzzles to help users understand how memory works. Shows how to maximize sensory receptiveness, improve mental focus, rehearse and imprint information, and use visual and sensory imagery. Summarizes latest scientific findings on memory functioning, providing a wealth of information about medications, memory disorders, and resources for additional help.

Please note that this workbook is not intended for someone with severe memory impairments due to traumatic brain injury. It is recommended for adults with mild difficulties with memory due to aging, acquired and traumatic brain injury or other brain disorders. Families may especially find this workbook helpful to understand the complexity of memory. Families and affected individuals can work together on many of the exercises, activities and puzzles.

Details
Item MEMWB
ISBN# 1-57224-258-2
Pages 248 pages, 8.5 x 11, softcover
Year 2001

Authors

Douglas J. Mason, Psy.D

Now a neuropsychologist who specializes in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of people with cognitive dysfunction, Dr. Mason completed his internship at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN and his residency at Duke University in Durham, NC. He has served on the state of Florida’s Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Council.

Michael Kohn, Psy.D.

Dr. Kohn is a forensic psychologist at Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Contents

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgments

1. How to Use this Book

2. Establishing a Foundation – Perceptions of Memory

3. Developing Rational and Emotionally Adaptive Mindsets (DREAM)

4. What Happens When We Age

5. Relaxation: An Introduction to RARE

6. Attention

7. Depression

8. Memory

9. Visual and Verbal Memory

10. Rehearsal

11. A Final Interpretation of DREAM

12. Envision- Sensory Elaboration

13. Recall

14. Association

15. Drugs That Affect Memory Functioning

16. Memory Disorders

17. Review of RARE DREAM and Congratulations

Glossary of Terms Related to Memory and Health Care

Memory Journal

Resources for New Agers

Review of Major Structures of the Brain and Their Functions

Answers to Exercises and Puzzles

References

Excerpts

This book provides an array of innovative techniques, exercises, games, and puzzles that will help you see and understand how your memory works at the same time that you are stretching your memory muscles. Learn how to maximize the receptiveness of your senses, focus on what is important to you, rehearse and imprint information you want to save, and use visual and sensory imagery to deepen your memory experience. The authors also incorporate the latest scientific findings on memory functioning, providing a wealth of information about medications, memory disorders, and resources for additional help.

Please note that this workbook is not intended for someone with severe memory impairments due to a traumatic brain injury. However, persons with mild difficulties with memory due to aging, a brain injury or other brain disorders will find lots of practical information and useful exercises. Families may especially find this workbook helpful to understand the complexity of memory. Families and affected individuals can work together on many of the exercises, activities and puzzles.

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