Chapter 7. Management of Cognitive Impairments

  1. Dr Judi Edmans Therapists Specialist
  1. Thérèse Jackson1 and
  2. Stephanie Wolff2

Published Online: 13 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323801.ch7

Occupational Therapy and Stroke, Second Edition

Occupational Therapy and Stroke, Second Edition

How to Cite

Jackson, T. and Wolff, S. (2010) Management of Cognitive Impairments, in Occupational Therapy and Stroke, Second Edition (ed J. Edmans), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323801.ch7

Editor Information

  1. University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    NHS Grampian, Scotland, UK

  2. 2

    Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 25 JUN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405192668

Online ISBN: 9781444323801



  • cognitive impairment management;
  • cognition, mental functions in manipulating and using information and knowledge;
  • cognitive function assessment;
  • cognitive rehabilitation - remediation and adaptive (compensatory/functional);
  • National Clinical Guidelines for Stroke - strategies compensating for reduced attention;
  • working memory - temporary storehouse of information retained for long;
  • memory strategies, linking with memory processing breakdown;
  • motor planning and apraxia - normal motor planning;
  • apraxia, cognitive motor planning disorder and ‘strategy training’ programme - and people with apraxia;
  • executive dysfunction - executive system, high-level cognitive processes for set goals


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definition of cognition

  • Cognitive functions

  • Assessment of cognitive functions

  • Cognitive rehabilitation

  • Attention

  • Memory

  • Language

  • Motor planning and apraxia

  • Executive dysfunction

  • Self-evaluation questions