The latest research facts support the notion that there is a growing awareness of the relationship between dementia and neuropsychological rehabilitation. People with dementia seek neuropsychological rehabilitation as the best treatment choice.
Is it possible to hinder the onset of the disease or delay its development through neuropsychological rehabilitation?
Yes indeed, because a certain amount of neuronal survival and plasticity in aging and Alzheimer’s disease remains spared and is use-dependent. This suggestion is based on the assumption that the adult brain can be regenerated, even in old age, as long as we feed it with new experiences.
This is exactly the aim of our approach:
The prevention and delay of the progression of the disease. The activation of brain cells offers protection against atrophy.
It is suggested that appropriate treatment is based on the biopsychosocial approach. Thus, our approach is person centered and holistic. That means that the rehabilitation program will be adjusted to the biological, psychological and social needs of the trainee.
We implement a sound neuropsychological assessment for the evaluation of the cognitive, functional and emotional state. We use worldwide accepted neuropsychological tests standardized in the UK population.
A high-standard rehabilitation intervention includes:
a) Medical treatment at a biological level
b) Cognitive training and cognitive stimulation for enhancement or stabilization of cognitive skills
c) Psycho-education of caregivers
Psycho-education on the disease & prevention
Teaching relaxation techniques
Psycho-social assessment (evaluating the emotional status and the biopsychosocial impact of the care)