ASSBI Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment
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41st ASSBI Brain Impairment Conference 2018 ADELAIDE
Memory Disorders: New types, Assessment techniques & Interventions
Memory Disorders: New types, Assessment techniques & Interventions
3 disc DVD of presentations by Suncica (Sunny) Lah Laurie Miller and Kylie Radford
This 3 disc DVD is presented by Suncica (Sunny) Lah, Laurie Miller, and Kylie Radford entitled: MEMORY DISORDERS: NEW TYPES, ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES AND INTERVENTIONS   Three Australian-based clinical researchers discussed new developments in the field of memory disorders Newly Identified Very Long term Memory Impairments in Patients with Neurological Disorders Dr Suncica (Sunny) Lah   While important for everyday functioning and psychological well-being, disorders of long- term memory are often missed, and left untreated in regular clinical work. This part of the workshop will examine newly identified types of memory disorders that involve formation and retrieval of long term memories: accelerated long term forgetting (ALF) and autobiographical memory deficits. Theoretical basis of long-term memory disorders, recent research findings and case presentations will be included. Improving the Clinical Assessment of Memory Dr Laurie Miller As discussed in the previous presentation, there are many ways that everyday memory can be affected in neurological patients, yet our standard clinical assessment tools are limited. In this talk, I will present several recently developed techniques for measuring longer term anterograde, prospective and retrograde memory. Ways in which these can (easily) be used to supplement traditional clinical assessments will be highlighted. In addition, I will describe a new score from a well-known measure (RAVLT) that aids in the differential diagnosis of dementia. Can We Fix Everyday Memory Disorders? Findings from a New Memory Training Program Dr Kylie Radford Persistent everyday memory problems are common in patients with neurological disorders and group-based intervention, providing education and training in compensatory memory strategies, could be a feasible approach to delivering much needed support to more patients with mild–moderate impairments. This part of the workshop will present results of a randomised controlled trial to evaluate a new six-week manualised intervention in adult neurology outpatients. The implications for different etiological groups, including epilepsy and stroke, will also be discussed
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