Japanese Occupational Therapy Research Volume 37, Issue 1 (February 2018)

Normalization of the use of memory notebooks in the social life and returning to work among memory-impaired people Shin Nomura 1 , Shogo Kai 1 , Keiko Nakashima 2 1Beppu Rehabilitation Center 2Graduate School of Clinical Psychology, Teikyo Heisei University Keyword: 記憶障害 , メモリーノート , 障害認識 , (誤りなし学習) , (試行錯誤学習) , Memory disorder , Memory notebook , Awareness of higher brain functional disorder , Errorless learning , Trial and error learning pp.88-95
Published Date 2018/2/15
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 Memory impairment is a common cognitive disorder with the recovery of cognitive function being the main goal of treatment. In structured environments such as hospitals and care facilities, a memory notebook (MN) is sometimes used to compensate for memory impairment; however, a MN is seldom used once the patient returns home, which can cause difficulties in their social life. To facilitate the use of a MN in the social lives of patients in cases of basal forebrain amnesia, we used both errorless and trial and error learning for specific purposes, resulting in the patients successfully returning to work. Intervention by errorless learning may be effective in the early stages of incorporating auxiliary tools where patients are required to learn how to use a MN and habituate themselves to carry the tools with them. Furthermore, results indicate that intervention by trial and error learning is effective in enhancing the awareness of higher brain functional disorders and normalizing the use of a MN in home and work environments.

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37巻1号 (2018年2月)
電子版ISSN 印刷版ISSN 0289-4920 日本作業療法士協会