Everyday Memory for Everyday Tasks: Prospective Memory as an Outcome Measure Following TBI in Older Adults Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • AbstractTraumatic brain injury in older adults is an increasing problem in our aging community. Traditional functional outcome measures, such as return to work or academic achievement, as used with younger samples following traumatic brain injury are of limited use for older people. Although challenging to assess reliably, evaluation of prospective memory is gradually being included in outcome assessments following traumatic brain injury in younger samples and may be a useful index of cognitive competence in everyday life when assessing older adults following traumatic brain injury.

publication date

  • May 1, 2010