Changes in our cognitive abilities occur over time as part of the natural aging process. However, some individuals may experience cognitive difficulties that are in excess of normal aging.
Common cognitive concerns:
- Asking the same questions over and over again.
- Repeating the same story, word for word, again and again.
- Forgetting how to do an activity that you previously did with ease.
- Losing the ability to pay bills or manage a checking account.
- Getting lost in familiar surroundings.
- Misplacing household objects.
- Neglecting to care for yourself.
- Relying on others to make decisions you used to handle yourself.
- Difficulty maintaining attention on a task
What is the Cognitive Rehabilitation?
Cognitive Rehabilitation utilizes evidence-based treatment methods to assist in recovery and/or compensation for the cognitive difficulties that a person may be experiencing. Not all individuals are appropriate for cognitive rehabilitation. Therefore, treatment planning typically involves an initial assessment of your cognitive skills and coordination with your physician to clarify why these changes have occurred. For those individuals with weaknesses that may be responsive to intervention, an individualized evidence-based treatment plan will be developed. Cognitive rehabilitation services may be provided by neuropsychologists, speech-language pathologists, or occupational therapists, depending on your needs.
How can you be evaluated for Cognitive Rehabilitation?
For additional information about the program or to schedule the memory and cognitive function assessments, please call 423.634.1400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Referrals for Cognitive Rehabilitation may be faxed to 423.634.4578.