Our experienced Psychologists and Licensed Social Work Clinicians work with each individual in memory training sessions to exercise and strengthen memory functioning and related cognitive processes. Individuals are supportively guided through our proprietary computer exercises to strengthen neural connections as well as assist in developing new neural pathways that are required to encode and store new information. Through these techniques, short-term memory functioning, long-term memory (storage) function, and related cognitive processes are strengthened. The goal of these sessions is to not only strengthen memory functioning but to help the individual transfer progress experienced in sessions to daily living skills and prevent further loss of function.
While there are many tools available today to “train the brain,” the MTCA Treatment Program utilizes licensed professionals to conduct memory training sessions. The clinician determines which exercises will be most helpful to target the particular symptoms or daily life problems the individual is experiencing. Our skilled clinicians also adjust the level of exercise difficulty to ensure that each individual starts at his/her baseline, and grows from that point at a speed that enables optimal cognitive strengthening and success. Ongoing assessment is part of the treatment process. Through our proprietary treatment program, each patient’s progress can be assessed in a very individualized and specific manner. Through the standardized MTCA evaluation and treatment-planning procedures, clinicians are provided with exquisitely sensitive assessment data with which to develop treatment recommendations, and patients are able to observe concrete progress.
MTCA clinicians also provide Health and Behavior Intervention sessions. Many individuals have difficulty managing their medical conditions safely and effectively as the result of memory loss. In Health and Behavior sessions, trained clinicians utilize supportive and problem-solving procedures to help the individual manage their medical conditions with as much independence and competence as possible.
Our clinical staff also provides counseling to help individuals manage the emotional stresses and challenges that accompany memory loss. Through supportive individual therapy sessions, feelings of loss, anxiety and other difficult emotions are decreased, and patients are helped to feel a greater sense of confidence and self-esteem. In addition to providing supportive counseling and psycho-education to individuals experiencing cognitive impairment, supportive services for family-members and care-givers are also provided by MTCA counselors.
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