NEREG introduces new locations to memory treatment program

Memory problems are the most frequent complaints in epilepsy patients, and with 3 million people in the US suffering from epilepsy, this condition needs to be addressed. In response, the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group (NEREG) is introducing new locations to the only existing memory treatment program on January 24 in Staten Island and on January 26 in Middletown, NY.

NEREG's six-week group program will provide patients with information about how memory works and teach strategies to compensate for memory weaknesses. The goals of the program are:

  • To understand memory processes and how epilepsy affects these processes
  • To recognize personal strengths and weaknesses in thinking procedures
  • To develop and consistently use compensatory memory techniques
  • To improve planning, organization, and time management skills

According to epileptologist and NEREG Director, Marcelo Lancman, M.D., "The Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group seeks to treat patients holistically, targeting all aspects of a patient's health impacted by epilepsy. Given that more than 50% of patients referred for neuropsychological testing report memory difficulties in daily life, this comprehensive memory treatment program provides practical methods that can be implemented immediately to aid daily attention and memory functions in epilepsy."

NEREG's memory treatment programs currently begin every two months at Summit, NJ's Overlook Hospital and NEREG's Hackensack Office at the Hackensack University Medical Center. The Staten Island program at the Richmond University Medical Center and the Middletown program at the Walkill Medical Arts Center begin this week.


The opinions expressed here are the views of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of News Medical.
Post a new comment

While we only use edited and approved content for Azthena answers, it may on occasions provide incorrect responses. Please confirm any data provided with the related suppliers or authors. We do not provide medical advice, if you search for medical information you must always consult a medical professional before acting on any information provided.

Your questions, but not your email details will be shared with OpenAI and retained for 30 days in accordance with their privacy principles.

Please do not ask questions that use sensitive or confidential information.

Read the full Terms & Conditions.

You might also like...
More than 3 billion people worldwide lived with a neurological condition in 2021, new study reports