Cognitive Rehab: Train your Brain
Mild cognitive impairment happens when a person has memory problems, but can still function well in everyday life. Now, there's good news! Doctors say a form of rehab can help these patients train their brains.
Remembering faces, names, where you put your keys; these are struggles for people with mild cognitive impairment.
A study being conducted at Emory University in Atlanta is attempting to improve memory through cognitive rehabilitation.
In one exercise, a therapist asks a series of questions to help the patient learn where an object is placed. The idea is that the patient comes up with a reason that will help them remember the location. Other exercises focus on matching a facial feature with a person's name.
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