Managing cognitive difficulties

Following a brain injury or as a result of a neurological condition, many people can struggle with cognitive issues.

Cognitive issues include difficulties with attention and concentration, memory, word finding difficulties, information processing, reasoning as well as 'higher order' thinking referred to as executive functioning.

Executive functioning deficits can include problems with organising, planning, budgeting, initiating action, selecting appropriate social cues and many other potential problems. It is often these cognitive problems that cause individuals the most difficulty in returning back to work, cohabiting with loved ones and carrying out normal family life.

The interdisciplinary teams at Christchurch Group can help with these issues. Across our neurological centres we provide cognitive rehabilitation, overseen by expert nurses, psychologists and therapists with well-trained assistants who specialise in helping individuals with these issues, return back home or into the community.