There are many different ways that the brain can be damaged – a car accident, a stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, dementia, depression, and more. These different brain injuries often affect our thinking abilities which make normal activities like going to work, paying the bills, reading, or even remembering a conversation difficult. The good news – it is possible to improve our ability to pay attention, remember, and complete our daily activities through brain training exercises.
Cognitive repair treatment programs involve:
- figuring out the specific thinking difficulties you are having (e.g., can’t remember what I read, can’t cook a meal).
- learning new strategies in the clinic
- set regular homework to practice using the newly learned strategies in your everyday life.
Cognitive repair needs a lot of practice to be effective, but with time it can really help you improve your thinking skills, improve your self-confidence, and increase your independence.