Behavioural Neurology

Cognitive Neurorehabilitation in Acquired Neurological Brain Injury


Publishing date
01 Aug 2019
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Mar 2019

1University of Patras, Patras, Greece

2University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

3University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece

4University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece

5Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City, USA


Cognitive Neurorehabilitation in Acquired Neurological Brain Injury

Description

A wealth of empirical research has investigated the behavioural and cognitive consequences associated with acquired neurological brain injury, but relatively less rigorous research has been devoted to investigating their rehabilitation. The main objective of any rehabilitation intervention is to maximize functional recovery and independence, reinstate employment, achieve financial productivity, and improve overall quality of life. Cognitive neurorehabilitation or cognitive rehabilitation (CR) is a therapeutic approach aiming to improve cognitive functioning, such as attention, learning and memory, affect and expression, problem solving abilities, and executive function. It includes an assembly of methods which attempt to retrain (restore), lost functions, or previously established behavioral patterns, with an emphasis in training activities within everyday contexts. Alternatively, compensatory (adaptive) strategies may be taught and applied by the patient or others in order to circumvent their limitations. Addressing the psychological impact and consequences of the brain injury and establishing individual variability patterns are also considered important factors in achieving optimal functional capacity. Despite reports on the positive impact of CR in most forms of acquired brain injury, the benefits reported are mostly short term and do not generalize to everyday contexts. Moreover, systematic reviews generally conclude that efficacy of CR in acquired brain injury, whether of a progressive or nonprogressive nature, is uncertain, requiring large, high quality trials, with ecologically valid outcome measures. In this respect, this special issue aims at compiling the latest research and advances in the rehabilitation of adults with cognitive, behavioural, or emotional difficulties or disorders resulting from stroke, traumatic brain injury, or progressive neurological conditions, specifically mild cognitive impairment, or various types of dementia (e.g., Parkinson’s Disease Dementia). We invite authors to submit original empirical research and well-designed systematic review articles presenting their latest research and developments in this growing field. We further encourage authors to provide research papers exploring the impact and implementation of their clinical findings and outcomes into everyday clinical practice.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Cognitive reserve, brain reserve, neuroplasticity, and cognitive neurorehabilitation
  • Cognitive rehabilitation in patients with severe acquired brain injuries
  • Aging, neuroplasticity, and cognitive neurorehabilitation
  • Randomized control trials investigating the efficacy of cognitive neurorehabilitation in patients with acquired neurological injury and outcomes of interventions into everyday clinical practice
  • Systematic reviews and metanalyses investigating the efficacy of cognitive neurorehabilitation
  • Randomized control trials investigating the efficacy of noninvasive brain stimulation TMS or cTBS for cognitive rehabilitation (CR) or combined CR with noninvasive brain stimulation
  • Ecological validity of cognitive assessment tools as applied in rehabilitation settings
  • Technology and cognitive neurorehabilitation
  • Psychological, behavioural, and social dimensions of cognitive neurorehabilitation
  • Future of cognitive neurorehabilitation

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 8241951
  • - Editorial

Cognitive Neurorehabilitation in Acquired Neurological Brain Injury

Lambros Messinis | Mary H. Kosmidis | ... | Theodore Tsaousides
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 4647134
  • - Review Article

A Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Program for Cognitive Impairment in Psychiatric and Neurological Conditions: A Review That Supports Its Efficacy

Ainara Gómez-Gastiasoro | Javier Peña | ... | Natalia Ojeda
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 9216931
  • - Research Article

Long-Term Follow-Up of Disability, Cognitive, and Emotional Impairments after Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

Britt-Marie Stålnacke | Britt-Inger Saveman | Maud Stenberg
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 1346987
  • - Review Article

Remote Technology-Based Training Programs for Children with Acquired Brain Injury: A Systematic Review and a Meta-Analytic Exploration

Claudia Corti | Viola Oldrati | ... | Alessandra Bardoni
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 9268179
  • - Research Article

Improving Cognitive Function after Traumatic Brain Injury: A Clinical Trial on the Potential Use of the Semi-Immersive Virtual Reality

Rosaria De Luca | Maria Grazia Maggio | ... | Rocco Salvatore Calabrò
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 9785319
  • - Research Article

Effects of Systematic Categorization Training on Cognitive Performance in Healthy Older Adults and in Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury

Fofi Constantinidou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 9894571
  • - Review Article

From Broca and Wernicke to the Neuromodulation Era: Insights of Brain Language Networks for Neurorehabilitation

Grigorios Nasios | Efthymios Dardiotis | Lambros Messinis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 1803624
  • - Review Article

Addressing Evidence Linking Secondary Alexithymia to Aberrant Humor Processing

Panayiotis Patrikelis | Giuliana Lucci | ... | Stylianos Gatzonis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 3151092
  • - Review Article

Cognitive Rehabilitation of Acquired Calculation Disturbances

Alfredo Ardila | Monica Rosselli
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