Chapter 40. Cognitive Rehabilitation

  1. Nils Erik Gilhus MD, PhD Professor7,
  2. Michael P. Barnes MD, FRCP Professor of Neurological Rehabilitation Medical Director8 and
  3. Michael Brainin MD Professor9
  1. S.F. Cappa1,
  2. T. Benke2,
  3. S. Clarke3,
  4. B. Rossi4,
  5. B. Stemmer5 and
  6. C.M. van Heugten6

Published Online: 6 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444328394.ch40

European Handbook of Neurological Management, Second Edition, Volume 1, Second Edition

European Handbook of Neurological Management, Second Edition, Volume 1, Second Edition

How to Cite

Gilhus, N. E., Barnes, M. P. and Brainin, M. (2010) Cognitive Rehabilitation, in European Handbook of Neurological Management, Second Edition, Volume 1, Second Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444328394.ch40

Author Information

  1. 7

    Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen and Department of Neurology, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway

  2. 8

    University of Newcastle, Hunters Moor Neurorehabilitation Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

  3. 9

    Department of Clinical Medicine and Prevention, and Center for Clinical Neurosciences, Donau-Universität Krems, Department of Neurology, Landesklinikum Donauregion Tulln Tulln, Austria

Author Information

  1. 1

    Vita-Salute University and San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy

  2. 2

    Clinic for Neurology, Innsbruck, Austria

  3. 3

    Division of Neuropsychology, Lausanne, Switzerland

  4. 4

    University of Pisa, Italy

  5. 5

    University of Montreal, Canada

  6. 6

    Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 SEP 2010
  2. Published Print: 15 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405185332

Online ISBN: 9781444328394



  • rehabilitation - cognitive rehabilitation;
  • rehabilitation of disorders of cognitive functions - language, spatial perception, attention, memory and calculation praxis);
  • European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS);
  • prevalence and relevance of cognitive rehabilitation for stroke and TBI patients - establishment of recommendations for practice of cognitive rehabilitation;
  • rehabilitation of aphasia - rehabilitation of speech and language disorders following brain damage;
  • rehabilitation of attention disorders - attention deficits, following types of brain damage, including stroke and TBI;
  • rehabilitation of memory;
  • studies targeting intervention techniques - using non-electronic external memory aids;
  • use of assistive electronic technologies;
  • patients with stroke or TBI - improving spatial memory performance or verbal and visual learning in virtual environments


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Search strategy

  • Method for reaching consensus

  • Results

  • General recommendations

  • Future developments

  • References