Problems with attention, memory, and planning and organising tasks are common in neurological conditions such as traumatic brain injury, stroke and multiple sclerosis.
These problems impact on daily activities and overall quality of life, and are also difficult to treat. As a result, life can be distressing for the individuals affected, as well as for their family and friends.
In the Rehabilitation Research Group, we are exploring techniques that can help individuals to restore normal functioning or to compensate for cognitive deficits. For example, using memory rehabilitation programmes, which can help to retrain memory functions, as well as strategies which may help patients cope better with their cognitive difficulties.
Research that makes an impact
Helping people with MS improve their attention and memory
This is the first large-scale randomised controlled trial to look at cognitive rehabilitation in people with MS.
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