Guidelines for using RehaCom

Guidelines for using RehaCom

Brain damage—whether caused by stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), tumours, or Multiple Sclerosis—has both physical and mental consequences.  RehaCom has developed over the years to be the premier tool to assist the therapist with cognitive rehabilitation.  Impairments in mental abilities vary widely from person to person and depend on many factors, including an individual‘s personality and the severity of the brain damage. Clinical application guidelines have emerged for the most effective use of RehaCom. and these are the topic of this article.

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Can RehaCom help with cognition issues after brain injury?

Can RehaCom help with cognition issues after brain injury?

Im sure you would expect us to say “Yes of course it helps!” because, after all, we have been offering RehaCom for some years now.  The fact is, the question deserves a more rounded answer.  Having worked with many different technologies in rehabilitation I always expect to hear two questions when something new is being introduced into healthcare - the first is “What’s the evidence for this?” and secondly “How much does it cost?”

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Attentional processes and auditory hallucinations - A RehaCom study

Attentional processes and auditory hallucinations - A RehaCom study

Despite the effectiveness of pharmacological treatment, residual hallucinations do not completely resolve in some medicated patients. The aim of a RehaCom study recently published by the Department of Psychology, University of Jaén, Spain was to investigate the efficacy of attention training for reducing hallucinations in individuals with psychosis.

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The challenge of traumatic brain injury

The challenge of traumatic brain injury

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) affects an estimated 10 million people worldwide every year and survivors can experience a variety of effects that last a lifetime.  Apart from the short term effects on cognition, epidemiology suggests that having suffered a TBI, the chance of developing dementia in later life increase from 2 to 4 times. Effective treatment is a puzzle not yet solved.

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RehaCom 6.4 - Whats New? Part 1.

RehaCom 6.4 - Whats New? Part 1.

The last time we told you about new features in the software was when we released version 6.2. Things have moved on quite a lot since then! The newest version 6.4 is packed full of new modules and features. In this article we will tell you a little about our new screening modules.

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The next trend is neurofeedback?

The next trend is neurofeedback?

Appreciation of our brain and nervous system is never greater than when something goes wrong - take stroke for example. Our brain is remarkable "technology" yet we barely understand how it all works in health never mind in disease. As we learn how our brain can recover from physical and cognitive insults optimism naturally grows. In this article we look briefly at neurofeedback - not a new field but one whose time may have come.

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