alexa Computerized cognitive rehabilitation – for Alzheimer’s and stroke patients

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Computerized cognitive rehabilitation – for Alzheimer’s & stroke patients

Cognitive functions are impaired in brain disorders including Neurodegenerative diseases such as stroke and brain trauma .Study was conducted to compare the effects of computer-assisted cognitive rehabilitation (CR) in mild cognitive impairment after stroke and in patients with Alzheimer disease. Study included 21 patients after ischemic stroke (12 males, 9 females) and 15 patients with AD (8 males and 7 females) where subjects were administered WAIS-III, MMSE, and ACE-R to evaluate MCI. NEUROP-4 software was employed which provides multimodal and multiple-domain training of cognitive function. Rehabilitation was carried out for two periods of 1.5 h each week for 3 months .Study showed the beneficial effects of computer-assisted CR in patients with MCI are more significant in stroke patients than in AD patients Computer- based programs specifically targeted to dementia or mild cognitive impairment have been developed as a support in rehabilitation of cognitive areas and daily living functions .Computer-assisted CR is a cost-effective method for providing individualized treatment, based on each patient’s neuropsychological patterns, in which impaired cognitive areas are repeatedly stimulated. Computer interventions are rapidly becoming popular and cognitive exercise has been successfully implemented because older adults are often the fastest growing group of computer technology users.


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