The application of cognitive rehabilitation in early stage of dementia is based on theoretical evidence regarding the neuropsychology of memory impairments in Alzheimer's disease (AD). While short-term forgetting is impaired, long-term forgetting appears to be relatively spared. The memory problems in AD does not appears to be of impaired of storage but the deficits to lie in encoding and acquisition of new memories. Indeed the anatomical areas most affected in the early stage of AD are the medial temporal lobe structures; these areas are critical in the consolidation of new memories. The aim of the cognitive rehabilitation is to promote maximal adaptive cognitive functioning in patient with neurologically induced cognitive deficits.
|Translated title of the contribution||Cognitive rehabilitation in early-stage Alzheimer's disease|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Giornale di Gerontologia|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geriatrics and Gerontology