Types of Programme

Diagnosis

The assessment of memory through the administration of neuropsychological tests enables us to differentiate between dementia, mild cognitive impairment or subjective memory complaints inherent to ageing. Moreover, other cognitive functions are assessed, such as attention, praxis skills, perception, calculation, language and reasoning—all of which are associated with dementia.

For those who have suffered a brain injury (stroke, traumatic brain injury, anoxia, encephalitis, tumours, etc.) or who have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, etc., a neuropsychological assessment enables us to determine which cognitive functions have been preserved and which have been impaired, and to what extent.

Neuropsychological Assessment consists of administering a set or battery of tests or questionnaires aimed at identifying, describing and quantifying the cognitive, behavioural and emotional impairments caused by brain damage, and also discovering which functions have been preserved.

A complete neuropsychological assessment should combine the test results with observation of the patient’s behaviour and information provided by the patient’s family members or other significant people in their life.

 

 

Treatment

Based on the diagnosis, a specific rehabilitation programme is outlined with clear goals. The aim of neuropsychological rehabilitation is to enable patients and the members of their household to manage, endure or reduce the degree of cognitive impairment, behavioural alterations and emotional problems caused by brain damage, making it possible for them to integrate and achieve maximum autonomy in their daily activities.

At the Memory Clinic we offer different types of treatment: