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Memory Rehabilitation Strategies in Nonsurgical Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: A Review

Del Felice, A; Alderighi, M; Martinato, M; Grisafi, D; Bosco, A; Thompson, PJ; Sander, JW; (2017) Memory Rehabilitation Strategies in Nonsurgical Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: A Review. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation , 96 (7) pp. 506-514. 10.1097/PHM.0000000000000714. Green open access

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Abstract

People with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) who have not undergone epilepsy surgery often complain of memory deficits. Cognitive rehabilitation is employed as a remedial intervention in clinical settings, but research is limited and findings concerning efficacy and the criteria for choosing different approaches have been inconsistent. We aimed to appraise existing evidence on memory rehabilitation in nonsurgical individuals with temporal lobe epilepsy and to ascertain the effectiveness of specific strategies. A scoping review was preferred given the heterogeneous nature of the interventions. A comprehensive literature search using MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, AMED, Scholars Portal/PSYCHinfo, Proceedings First, and ProQuest Dissertations and Theses identified articles published in English before February 2016. The search retrieved 372 abstracts. Of 25 eligible studies, six were included in the final review. None included pediatric populations. Strategies included cognitive training, external memory aids, brain training, and noninvasive brain stimulation. Selection criteria tended to be general. Overall, there was insufficient evidence to make definitive conclusions regarding the efficacy of traditional memory rehabilitation strategies, brain training, and noninvasive brain stimulation. The review suggests that cognitive rehabilitation in nonsurgical TLE is underresearched and that there is a need for a systematic evaluation in this population.

Type: Article
Title: Memory Rehabilitation Strategies in Nonsurgical Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: A Review
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000000714
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1097/PHM.0000000000000714
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Science & Technology, Life Sciences & Biomedicine, Rehabilitation, Sport Sciences, Cognitive Rehabilitation, External Memory Aids, Cognitive Strategies, Brain Training, Noninvasive Brain Stimulation, CURRENT STIMULATION TDCS, COGNITIVE REHABILITATION, ALZHEIMERS-DISEASE, CONTROLLED TRIAL, VIRTUAL-REALITY, VERBAL MEMORY, IMPAIRMENT, GENERATORS, CAREGIVERS, FRAMEWORK
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology > Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1543444
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