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Memory rehabilitation in brain-injured people.
Wilson, B. A.
In D. T. Stuss, G. Winocur & I. H. Robertson (Eds.), Cognitive rehabilitation (pp. 333-346). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999
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Unlike the study of memory itself, or the interest shown in memory performance and the effects of loss of memory, there has been, until recently, little scientific enquiry into the remediation or amelioration of memory problems after brain injury. Neither has there been much effort, prior to the mid 1980s, to relate theory to the practical experiences of memory-impaired people, or vice versa. This chapter describes the various guidelines that have been established during the past two decades of memory rehabilitation, and to highlight any practical success that has been achieved. Reference is made to the role of theory in those cases in which it has been shown that its influence has led to improvement in the management of memory problems. It is hoped that some of the guidelines and descriptions of memory impairment in practice provided will encourage readers to apply a theoretical critique that in itself might encourage further debate of a positive kind.