Cognition Resources

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At-Home Activities to Improve Cognition

Ideas, activities, and strategies for improving cognition, including memory, problem-solving, orientation, organization, and reasoning.

Attention and Concentration Problems

People who have sustained a brain injury may not immediately recognize that their ability to concentrate has changed, which can lead to misunderstandings when others perceive an inability to concentrate as a lack of intelligence or motivation.

Attention Challenges Following TBI: Overview and Treatment Strategies

The nature and frequency of attention lapses following a TBI can regularly disrupt daily activities at home, work, and in the community. This research brief provides an overview of attention challenges following TBI and treatment approaches for managing these challenges.

Cognitive Problems After a Brain Injury

After a TBI it is common for people to have problems with attention, concentration, speech and language, learning and memory, reasoning, planning and problem-solving.

Cognitive Symptoms of Vestibular Disorders

Vestibular disorders can affect your ability to think, specifically to pay attention and concentrate, to remember, to reason, and to problem solve. Often times, you may find you are easily distracted, both by external stimuli (others talking, TV) and by internal stimuli (your thoughts and feelings).

Confusion After Brain Injury

Confusion is common following a brain injury. It usually improves shortly after the injury occurs, but in some instances, it can last weeks, months, or even longer. Confusion occurs more often in older adults (>66 years old) but can happen to anyone following a brain injury. Typically, the more severe the brain injury, the more frequent and severe the confusion.   …

Problems with Organizing

Feel like you can’t get organized after your brain injury? Here are some simple but effective strategies that can help you get on track

La memoria y la lesión cerebral traumática entre moderada y grave

En esta hoja informativa se explican los problemas de la memoria que pueden afectar a las personas que han sufrido una lesión cerebral traumática entre moderada y grave. Al entender los nuevos límites que su memoria tiene y las formas de superarlos, las personas afectadas por este tipo de lesiones pueden continuar realizando lo que tienen que hacer a diario.   …

Memory and Moderate to Severe Brain Injury

This fact sheet explains memory problems that may affect people with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). By understanding the new limits on their memory and ways to help overcome those limits, people with TBI can still get things done every day.

Memory Problems and Tips

Short-term memory loss is very common after a brain injury – thankfully there are plenty of coping strategies available. Typical situations include forgetting people’s names, losing a train of thought, getting lost at the shops, repeating or forgetting past conversations, misplacing objects and difficulty learning new skills.

Problemas cognitivos después de una lesión cerebral traumática

Esta hoja informativa explica los cambios cognitivos comunes después de sufrirse una LCT y cómo …

Problems with “Getting Started” with a Task after Brain Injury

The ability to effectively begin and complete tasks is often affected following a brain injury. What happens in your brain while starting and completing tasks involves many complex …

Problems with Perception of Time after a Brain Injury

After a traumatic brain injury, patients can experience a variety of problems, such as the perception of time. There are steps that can be followed to help with time perception by establishing basic routines, breaking down tasks, and establishing prompts to promote accuracy with time.

Strategies for Brain Injury

Brain injury can be a perplexing condition. The person may look and act much as before their injury but have difficulty in day-to-day activities that can seem “simple” to the person they’re talking with. Family members and professionals can use these strategies to help the person with a brain injury that you’re communicating with. The person with a brain injury can also use the ideas listed to self-advocate for themselves with others, primarily once they identify the best strategies for themselves.     …

Ways to Improve Your Memory – Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI)

Coping skills and strategies to help improve memory following concussion.