Memory notebook; Memory planner
Memory books are a type of external memory aid or prosthetic that are used to help clients with memory impairments remember target information or carry out intended actions. Examples of memory books include written diaries or planners, appointment books, or customized notebooks containing patient-specific information and routines.
Memory books represent a compensatory rehabilitation approach. They may help prompt the memory of retrospective information important for people who have difficulty with autobiographical or episodic memory. A summary of personal information and circumstance using text and/or photographs may be placed in the memory book to assist with this type of memory deficit. Similarly, a diary that allows a person to record ongoing experiences may serve as a log for daily events. Memory books are also used to prompt prospectivememory or assist people in initiating desired actions at specific times....
References and Readings
- Sohlberg, M. M., Kennedy, M., Avery, J. M., Coelho, C., Turkstra, L. M., Ylvisaker, M., et al. (2007). Practice guidelines for external aids for memory rehabilitation. Journal of Medical Speech Language Pathology, 15(1), xv–xvii.Google Scholar