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The Memory Link Handbook: a Memory Intervention Method for Acquired Brain Injury

The inability to form new memories is a common consequence of acquired brain injury, and is associated with a variety of conditions such as aneurysm, stroke, infection, hydrocephalus, herpes encephalitis, Wernicke-Korsakoff’s syndrome, cerebral anoxia, and non-progressive brain tumor.

Individuals challenged by moderate to severe memory impairment often have decreased functional independence – they may have difficulties remembering appointments, to take medication, or to make it to social engagements. The Memory Link method trains alternate intact learning systems to compensate for expressed memory difficulties with the goal being to improve day-to-day functioning and independence. The Memory Link method was developed at Baycrest; it has demonstrated effectiveness through several peer-reviewed research publications, and is continuously being evaluated and updated by its team.

The Memory Link Handbook is the first comprehensive memory rehabilitation package to be made available for this group of individuals, based on years of learning and memory research.

The book is organized into four main sections:

  1. The nature of memory and memory dysfunction
  2. Training – a detailed guide on how to apply the Memory Link method for learning new skills
  3. Supportive groups
  4. Memory Link success stories

How to order

The Memory Link Handbook is available for purchase and costs $100.00 (plus shipping and handling). Please visit the Baycrest e-store or contact us at (416) 785-2500 x2445 for order inquiries.

Resources for Memory Link training

Below are resources intended to support individuals applying the Memory Link Method who have purchased and read the Memory Link Handbook. Training forms are example templates that can be used (and updated if necessary) to record client progress. Training videos are designed to provide scoring practice applying the Memory Link Method after reading and understanding those core components from the Handbook. Use the training video record forms to score along with the videos and check how you did against the record sheet answers provided.

* It is recommended that new trainers learning how to deliver the Memory Link Method complete all 6 videos to practice scoring, regardless of the operating system or application intended to train with. It is important to become fluent in scoring and recording levels of support during training so that greater attention can be placed on facilitating the session.