Non-declarative memory in the rehabilitation of amnesia

Sara Cavaco, J. F. Malec, T. Bergquist

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Abstract

The ability of amnesic patients to learn and retain non-declarative information has been consistently demonstrated in the literature. This knowledge provided by basic cognitive neuroscience studies has been widely neglected in neuropsychological rehabilitation of memory impaired patients. This study reports the case of a 43 year old man with severe amnesia following an anterior communicating artery (ACoA) aneurysm rupture. The patient integrated a comprehensive (holistic) day treatment programme for rehabilitation of brain injury. The programme explored the advantages of using preserved non-declarative memory capacities, in the context of commonly used rehabilitation approaches (i.e. compensation for lost function and domain-specific learning). The patient's ability to learn and retain new cognitive and perceptual-motor skills was found to be critical for the patient's improved independence and successful return to work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)853-859
Number of pages7
JournalBrain Injury
Volume19
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Amnesia
Rehabilitation
Aptitude
Motor Skills
Return to Work
Intracranial Aneurysm
Brain Injuries
Rupture
Learning

Keywords

  • Amnesia
  • Basal forebrain
  • Non-declarative memory
  • Rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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Non-declarative memory in the rehabilitation of amnesia. / Cavaco, Sara; Malec, J. F.; Bergquist, T.

In: Brain Injury, Vol. 19, No. 10, 09.2005, p. 853-859.

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Cavaco, S, Malec, JF & Bergquist, T 2005, 'Non-declarative memory in the rehabilitation of amnesia', Brain Injury, vol. 19, no. 10, pp. 853-859. https://doi.org/10.1080/01449290500109917
Cavaco, Sara ; Malec, J. F. ; Bergquist, T. / Non-declarative memory in the rehabilitation of amnesia. In: Brain Injury. 2005 ; Vol. 19, No. 10. pp. 853-859.
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