Monday, 30 October 2017

World Stroke Day: New programme launched to help stroke survivors improve memory, cognitive functions

Stroke patients may end up with physical impairment such as not being able to move a part of their body, but about half of them also develop memory and thinking problems which hinder recovery.


To help these patients, Singapore’s first community-based brain health and memory training programme was launched by non-profit organisation Stroke Support Station (S3).

The programme will be conducted in small groups with the stroke patients and their caregivers. Stroke survivors will first be given a neuropsychological assessment before they are recommended specific programmes to help their brain health.

The long-term aim is to enable stroke patients to live independently. Those who wish to return to work will go through sessions on memory strategies and coping skills to adapt to work life after stroke.


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