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Rehabilitation and management of memory problems.
Acta neuroliga belgica, 96, 51-54
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Although some recovery of memory functioning can be expected during the early stages following brain damage, memory impaired people and their families should not be led to expect that significant improvement can occur once the period of natural recovery is over. They can, however, be helped to understand, manage, bypass and compensate for everyday memory problems following brain injury. Emotional consequences of memory impairment can be addressed through counselling and providing information as well as through anxiety management programmes and attendance at memory groups. Referral to self help and support groups may lead to a reduction in anxiety. Specific problems can be helped through environmental restructuring, external aids, internal strategies (mnemonics) and rehearsal and study techniques.