Coping With Memory Problems shares techniques for alleviating, compensating for, or by-passing many of the daily problems confronted by memory impaired people and their relatives, friends, and carers.
The book contains information that is supported by examples taken from the daily lives of memory impaired people. Therapists working with or advising memory impaired people and their families will appreciate the breadth and depth of knowledge brought to the numerous questions which are of crucial interest to this group of clients.
The book seeks to answer the following questions:
What is memory?
- What are the different aspects of memory?
- How are people with a memory problem affected?
- What types of information need to be remembered?
- What are the stages of the memory process?
- What kinds of remembering are needed?
- What does it mean to have a memory problem?
- What causes memory problems?
- What are memory problems like?
- Are there other problems that can be mistaken for memory difficulties?
- What kinds of everyday difficulties do memory impaired people experience?
- Does stress make memory problems worse?
- Does memory get worse as we get older?
- How are memory problems assessed?
- What does the medical specialist do?
- What does having a brain scan involve?
- What does the psychologist do?
- What specialist help is available for people with memory problems?
- What are external memory aids?
- How can we adapt and cope?
- How can we make life easier?
- How to choose the right external memory aid?
- How easy is it to use external memory aids?
- How can we improve emotional well being?
- How can we improve general well being?
- What about the needs and well being of carers?
- How can we make the most of memory?
- Can people be helped to remember better?
- How can we help people get information into memory more efficiently?
- Do memory impaired people learn from their mistakes?