While exercising regularly promotes physical health, exercising may also provide cognitive benefits. Specifically, attention has been drawn to the potential clinical implications of moderate-intensity exercise for rehabilitation, physical, and mental health. In this blog post, we discuss and elaborate upon the clinically studied benefits of exercise and why clinicians should encourage their clients to perform aerobic exercise routines in their daily lives.

Depression impacts cognitive function. Studies show that patients suffering from depression exhibit have difficulties with making, using, and storing memories. Studies show that cognitive training can help remediate some of the side effects of depression, mainly difficulties with memory.

Did you know that damage to a person’s left hemisphere can change how they make coffee? Damage to the left hemisphere can cause a person to forget how to use a coffee machine, or even pick up a coffee cup. This cognitive problem is called apraxia. Apraxia is a cognitive disorder that interferes with the performance of everyday actions. People that have had a stroke, brain injury, or that develop dementia may develop apraxia which will impair naturalistic actions. Naturalistic actions are behaviors that require the use of an object to be accomplished (i.e. using a comb to brush one’s hair). Studies examining whether executive function or semantic knowledge plays a larger role in apraxia have been completed with different patient populations showing contrasting results6.

While smartphones get a bad reputation from being disruptive in many situations, smartphones can prove to be useful assistive devices for people with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Here is a list of the 5 key features of smartphones and how these features can help your client living with TBI.

Epilepsy: What is it? Epilepsy is a neurological condition that affects 3 million adults, with 1.8 million still having seizures despite intervention. Interventions for epilepsy include pharmaceutical treatment, neurosurgery, ketogenic diets, implants and stimulation therapies. Epilepsy causes abnormal electrical activity in the brain causing seizures. There are many kinds of seizures, each with its own specific set of symptoms. Having epilepsy can be a debilitating condition, as having seizures can not only cause cognitive and physical damage, but emotional distress and embarrassment. Having epilepsy can take away someone's ability to live independently, depending on how well a person's seizures are controlled.......