Stroke, cognitive deficits, and rehabilitation: still an incomplete picture
Toby B Cumming, Randolph S Marshall, Ronald M Lazar
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2013
Cognitive impairment after stroke is common and can cause disability with major impacts on quality of life and independence. There are also indirect effects of cognitive impairment on functional recovery after stroke through reduced participation in rehabilitation and poor adherence to treatment guidelines. In this article, we attempt to establish the following: ● whether there is a distinct profile of cognitive impairment after stroke; ● whether the type of cognitive deficit can be associated with the features of stroke-related damage; and ● whether interventions can improve poststroke cognitive performance. There is not a consistent profile of cognitive deficits in stroke, though slowed in..View full abstract
We thank Dr Jennifer Bradshaw for her valuable contribution to the section on neuropsychological assessment. Dr Cumming is funded by a National Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. The Florey Neuroscience Institutes acknowledges strong support from the Victorian Government and in particular the funding from the Operational Infrastructure Support Grant.