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Month: September 2015
Speakers: Dr Malik Elahi, Consultant Psychiatrist, Limerick University Hospital
Title: Cognitive Dysfunction and impact on daily/workplace functioning
Summary:

  • The brain has a remarkable ability to repair itself, a phenomenon known as plasticity
  • Cognitive deficits (Speed, Memory, Attention, Reasoning, Tact, Synthesis) are related to altered brain plasticity
  • Cognitive deficits and the brain changes may be reversible with neuroplasticity based cognitive remediation, have durable real-world benefits
  • Cognitive remediation works best when it is Progressive, Repetitive, Individualized, Strategic and includes a Motivational component.
  • Deficits in brain plasticity may set in early. Early intervention may have large positive implications for outcome

 

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