Changes in the Brain

Impact on Daily Life

  • Nancy D. Chiaravalloti
  • Yael Goverover

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Glenn Wylie, Erica Weber, Daniela Sacchetti, Silvana Acosta, Helen Genova
    Pages 1-21
  3. Steven M. Albert
    Pages 23-35
  4. Sarah Seligman Rycroft, Tania Giovannetti
    Pages 37-63
  5. Cristin McKenna, Peii Chen, A. M. Barrett
    Pages 87-115
  6. Joan Toglia, Kathleen Golisz
    Pages 117-143
  7. Yael Goverover, Helen M. Genova, John DeLuca, Nancy D. Chiaravalloti
    Pages 145-165
  8. Linnea Vaurio, Stella Karantzoulis, William B. Barr
    Pages 167-187
  9. Lisa M. Ruppert, Gabrielle Miskovitz, Michael D. Stubblefield
    Pages 189-209
  10. Kaitlin Blackstone Casaletto, Erica Weber, Jennifer E. Iudicello, Steven Paul Woods
    Pages 211-245
  11. Senator Robert Menendez
    Pages 247-264
  12. Nancy D. Chiaravalloti, Meg Balter, Bob McGee
    Pages 265-271
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 273-282

About this book


This informative text details the many changes in everyday life as the result of injury, illness, or aging affecting the brain. Experts across brain-related fields trace mechanisms of conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, TBI, and dementia as they impact regions of the brain, and resulting cognitive, emotional, sensory, and motor impairments as they contribute to deficits in personal and social functioning. In addition to symptoms and behaviors associated with insults to the brain (and the extent to which the brain can adapt or self-repair), chapters provide cogent examples of how societal and cultural expectations can shape the context and experience of disability. The book’s focus on everyday activities brings new clarity to diverse links between symptoms and diagnosis, brain and behavior.

Included in the coverage:

·The aging brain and changes in daily function.

·Stroke: impact on life and daily function.

·Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the impact on daily life.

·Everyday life with cancer.

·Real-world impact of HIV-associated neurocognitive impairment.

·Disability and public policy in America.

·Living after brain changes, from the patient’s perspective. 

Rich in empirical data and human insight, Changes in the Brain gives neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, and rehabilitation nurses a robust new understanding of the daily lives of patients, both in theory and in the real world.


Alzheimer’s disease Brain illness Brain injury Cancer Cognitive signs and symptoms Epilepsy Head injury Multiple sclerosis Parkinson’s disease Traumatic brain injury brain damage cognition korsakoff ms stroke

Editors and affiliations

  • Nancy D. Chiaravalloti
    • 1
  • Yael Goverover
    • 2
  1. 1.Kessler FoundationEast HanoverUSA
  2. 2.Department of Occupational Therapy, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human DevelopmentNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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