Cogmed improves cognitive function following traumatic brain injury

Cogmed Working Memory Training is an evidence-based program proven to improve attention. Attention problems caused by poor working memory are reduced by systematic and intensive training.

Cogmed addresses the serious challenges of attention problems in ADHD, traumatic brain injury, stroke, and other conditions by targeting and improving working memory capacity. There is a strong research case and logic behind the intervention. The implementation is highly structured, promoting excellent clinical results.

The program was developed by neuroscientists at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, and is supported by peer-reviewed studies. The research has demonstrated that Cogmed training reduces symptoms of inattention in children and adults, by addressing weaknesses in working memory capacity.

Traumatic brain injury affects a large number of people injured in recent wars. Working memory capacity is often seriously impaired as a result of a brain injury. Research has shown that victims of traumatic brain injury improve working memory and cognitive function following Cogmed training.

Traditional rehabilitation care does not always effectively address impaired working memory. While rehabilitation may allow the patient to learn to move and talk normally again, the cognitive problems often remain. This impairment is particularly relevant for the category of patients who recover physically and seem able to return to service/work, but still lack the cognitive abilities they need and once had.

Because of this, Cogmed may be useful in a military setting as an intervention for soldiers suffering from poor cognitive functioning following traumatic brain injury.

You can review the studies examining the efficacy of Cogmed on people with traumatic brain injury here. If you are interested learning more about implementing Cogmed training in a military setting, contact us.