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Stroke rehabilitation. Digital exercises to help treat the cognitive sequelae of stroke.

Access to clinical rehabilitation and stimulation tasks for brain function to treat the sequelae of stroke, and help promote autonomy and recovery after stroke. Online neurorehabilitation therapeutic protocol aimed at patients, caregivers, and health professionals.

  • Access a digital personalized rehabilitation program of activities and exercises

  • Helps to restore or compensate for the cognitive sequelae derived from stroke and to promote recovery.

  • Discover a comprehensive results report on the progress, and evolution

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Leaders in cognitive stimulation and neuropsychological rehabilitation of stroke.

The digital exercises and tasks offered by CogniFit to aid cognitive recovery after a stroke enable stimulation and rehabilitation of some of the major sequelae of stroke , such as hand-eye coordination, naming, perception (vision and hearing), memory, attention span and planning skills.

Patients who receive early cognitive rehabilitation treatment after stroke show increased sensitivity to the benefits of the treatment and may be able to reduce, compensate for, and even recover brain damage .

CogniFit rehabilitation exercises have been designed by professionals, and are aimed at enhancing brain plasticity and helping to compensate for or recover some of the major cognitive sequelae. Practicing these exercises can help promote recovery, improve autonomy and quality of life for patients who have had a stroke and show mild-moderate sequelae.

CogniFit different neurorehabilitation tasks and exercises are grouped into a fully automated, customized, and accessible therapeutic protocol. This program can be managed by the patient who has suffered a stroke, by their caregivers or family members, and/or by health care professionals . To start using this rehabilitation program, register, create your account and follow the steps. No computer skills are required, and you can contact professionals who will help you solve all your questions.

For best results, it is recommended to practice this therapeutic tasks 3 times a week for at least 6 months. The duration of each cognitive rehabilitation session is approximately 20 minutes. During this time, CogniFit will automatically present a battery of specific and personalized exercises, adapted to the specific injury or sequelae of each patient. The difficulty of neurorehabilitation exercises adapts as the person trains.

Who is it aimed for?

Cognitive recovery training after stroke has been designed to be easy to use and accessible even for people who are not familiar with cognitive intervention programs.

Applying or performing CogniFit cognitive stimulation or rehabilitation exercises does not require specific knowledge of science or computer science. This program can be managed by the patient who has suffered a stroke and has mild sequelae, by family members or caregivers, health professionals and/or researchers :

People who have suffered a stroke -Exercise and recover their cognitive state after a stroke-:

CogniFit is suitable for anyone who has suffered a stroke and has mild or moderate sequelae. CogniFit rehabilitation exercises for cognitive recovery after stroke are designed to stimulate the patient's brain plasticity and reinforce their core cognitive skills. Enhancing these functions can help improve a person's autonomy and quality of life.

CogniFit brain training exercises offer to help treat the consequences of a stroke. They are automatically adapted to the user's level and specific cognitive sequelae, targeting the most affected cognitive abilities. In each training session, the program processes the cognitive results obtained and automatically generates a cognitive rehabilitation exercise plan designed exclusively for the user and his/her specific problems. As we progress, the training activities increase in cognitive demands, always according to the user's state.

CogniFit stroke rehabilitation activities represent a leading technology in the stimulation of impaired cognitive abilities and are an excellent addition to cognitive neurorehabilitation.

Family members or caregivers -Helping my family member with brain damage to recover or improve their cognitive health-:

It is common for the person who has had a stroke to be unable to fend for themselves, at least in the early stages of recovery, so family and caregivers play a crucial role in providing support. This is why the family member may prefer to manage cognitive recovery training after a stroke. The family platform at CogniFit is very easy to use and allows anyone to manage and implement appropriate cognitive training, even if you don't have specific knowledge.

With this program, we can regulate and manage from our computer the brain training regime that our family member can do at home or in the rehabilitation center.

Healthcare professionals -Applying cognitive stimulation and rehabilitation to patients who have suffered a stroke-:

Doctors, psychologists, and other health professionals can use this rehabilitation and cognitive stimulation instrument to work on the cognitive alterations of stroke patients, either from their own practice or from a remote location.

CogniFit gives you the ability to compare standardized patient data with your reference population, making it easier to understand the specific user issues that have arisen as a result of a stroke. Knowing the pattern of strengths and weaknesses can help you plan your treatment and monitor your progress.

CogniFit brain training can be applied both in the professional's office and/or remotely at home. The professional can schedule the interval between sessions and will always have access to a complete report of results, effort, progress and cognitive evolution of the patient.

Researchers and scientists -Investigate brain functions by studying the different cognitive alterations after a stroke-:

Cognitive training after a stroke has been designed to help scientists and researchers conduct scientific research on brain damage, stroke rehabilitation and brain plasticity of stroke patients.

CogniFit platform for researchers is focused on optimizing the process of collecting, managing and analyzing the data collected during training, saving time for both patients and the research team.

In addition, the CogniFit Researcher tool has a control group that provides different tasks than the "experimental or normal group", and they will always remain at the lowest level of difficulty. This makes it easy to create more complete experimental designs.

When is CogniFit cognitive training for strokes recommended?

Cognitive disturbances can be very different from patient to patient, depending on which areas of the brain are affected by the stroke. In some cases, the damage may be mild and barely detectable, but brain damage caused by a stroke can be completely disabling, affecting all cognitive skills, mood, personality and physical abilities. This noticeable variability can make it difficult to know when CogniFit cognitive training is needed.

Starting cognitive treatment early may help to recover or compensate for damage to cognitive abilities, especially in the first six months after stroke. Therefore, CogniFit recommends starting training when any of these cases are detected:

Having had a mild stroke:

Although the consequences of the stroke have not been very devastating and the person is able to cope on their own, it is highly probable that there has been some kind of undetected cognitive impairment. CogniFit, thanks to its high sensitivity, will be able to detect altered cognitive abilities and train them even though the damage has gone unnoticed.

Having had a severe stroke:

Rehabilitation after a severe stroke is essential to maximize patient autonomy. Cognitive abilities will be highly impaired, which can make recovery after a stroke difficult. It is recommended that you apply CogniFit post-stroke training as soon as you have the minimum skills necessary to complete the training. This, together with other relevant treatments, can help recovery after a stroke at different levels.

Suspect of having had a stroke:

Stroke can sometimes cause no visible damage at first glance, so you may not even go to the emergency room. With time, it is possible to detect in medical tests strokes suffered years ago without having noticed it. For this reason, if a sudden deterioration of any cognitive capacity that has been in good condition until now is detected, it is advisable to apply this training in addition to going to the doctor.

If no cognitive rehabilitation has been done after stroke:

If a stroke has happened but lack of means has prevented proper cognitive rehabilitation, CogniFit training can help reorganize the brain even after a period of time after the stroke.

If you want to keep cognitive rehabilitation after leaving the rehabilitation clinic so as not to lose the progress:

It is common for people who have had a stroke to want to continue to stimulate their brain after discharge. CogniFit online layout is perfect for maintaining this stroke rehabilitation treatment anywhere.

To continue to strengthen cognitive abilities, despite having achieved a complete rehabilitation:

Even when the cognitive function has been restored prior to stroke, we may want to maintain cognitive stimulation to optimize the state of these capabilities.

If specific problems continue to be observed after a stroke:

This program to minimize the sequelae of stroke patients may focus on specific problems that have not achieved adequate recovery or compensation. For example, it is possible to improve communication problems resulting from stroke, but to see that the patient's visual memory remains below normal is very challenging. CogniFit cognitive training for strokes can focus on these types of problems to delve into some of the areas that have not been optimized.

Leading technology

CogniFit uses leading scientific technology that can help patients minimize cognitive sequelae and recover from stroke.

There is growing interest in exercise and activities aimed at rehabilitating and helping treat cognitive problems. In recent years we have seen an increase in the number of programmes and therapies available to "reorganise" the brain after a stroke. However, not all cognitive stimulation or rehabilitation programmes for recovery after stroke are valid.

CogniFit is the leading global tool among cognitive rehabilitation techniques against stroke sequelae. This multi-dimensional, clinical instrument contains a variety of rehabilitation exercises and is used by rehabilitation centers, hospitals, families, caregivers and patients, universities and scientific teams around the world.

The digital therapeutic protocol offered by CogniFit uses brain plasticity to work on the cognitive sequelae that can appear after stroke and help promote patient autonomy. Its patented system stands out for its functionalities and usability:

  • Validated quantitative assessment in each training session: CogniFit technology includes a validated quantitative assessment at each training or rehabilitation session that accurately measures the most commonly altered abilities after a stroke. In this way, it is easy to follow the evolution of the recovery and to identify strengths or weaknesses. The score is normalized by demographic group: sex and age.
  • Personalized cognitive intervention:Once cognitive strengths and weaknesses have been determined, CogniFit employs proprietary algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI) technology to automatically assign Stroke patients with a personalized cognitive rehabilitation program focused on improving or recovering impaired cognitive functions. CogniFit adjusts the cognitive rehabilitation plan to the user's needs.
  • Variety and novelty:CogniFit introduces variety into all of its brain training exercises, so these activities are always a challenge for the person who is training.
  • Challenge: CogniFit stimulates the fundamental skills altered after a stroke. The different cognitive stimulation games that make up this tool are adapted to user performance, always adapting and increasing difficulty. Each training task is configured so that the difficulty increases as the user's capacity increases, or decreases if the user is unable to perform. In this way, the activities are not frustrating but still remain a challenge, since they are adjusted to the personal characteristics of each user (age, deficits and/or cognitive impairments, etc.).

Cognitive training skills

Strokes have different patterns of cognitive alterations and can be unique in each case. For this reason, CogniFit stroke recovery training has chosen the most common cognitive alterations in this type of brain injury:

Attention

  • Focused attention: The brain's ability to concentrate its attention on a target stimulus for any period of time. Brain damage to the parietal cortex can cause inability to detect stimuli and attend to them as soon as they occur on the contralateral side of the injury, known as hemispatial neglect.
  • Inhibition: Ability to inhibit or control impulsive (or automatic) responses, and generate responses mediated by attention and reasoning. It is possible that, after a stroke, people may experience cognitive, social or behavioral disinhibition.

Perception

  • Spatial Perception: Ability to be aware of their relationship with the environment in the space around us and with ourselves. This ability can be altered after a stroke, causing agnosia or problems when interacting with the environment.

Memory

  • Naming: Ability to refer to an object, person, place, concept or entity by name. To name an object we need to "go" to the lexical storehouse of our brain, find the specific word we are looking for and produce it. In addition to amnesia, people who have had a stroke may have difficulty finding the names of objects or even people they know and care about (anomia or anomic aphasia).

Reasoning (Executive Functions)

  • Processing speed: It refers to the time it takes a person to do a mental task. This ability is very sensitive to brain damage, as even a moderate alteration of the brain's white matter can affect our processing speed. It is quite common for a person after a stroke to require more time than usual to do the same task.

How does it strengthen cognitive function?

Brain plasticity is the neural mechanism that allows us to stimulate, through CogniFit activities, the different cognitive abilities affected in a stroke.

Neural networks that have been affected by brain damage stop working, or reduce their efficiency. However, if adequate stimulation is applied, brain plasticity can help nearby or similar areas adopt the altered functions. CogniFit training for stroke cognitive recovery allows us to address this phenomenon in a way that stimulates the cognitive abilities that most interests us. By repeating these patterns of neural activation through training, it is possible to help strengthen the synapses and neural circuits involved.

CogniFit personalized cognitive stimulation program is designed to stimulate the adaptive potential of the nervous system and help the brain recover from structural alterations, disorders or injuries where cognitive abilities are affected. Specific training for stroke patients is available, as long as they have access to a computer.

What will CogniFit cognitive stroke recovery training achieve?

CogniFit cognitive stimulation allows people who have had a stroke to work on their impaired cognitive abilities. With the right stimulation, it is possible to recover cognitive abilities or increase patient autonomy.

  • A correct brain training can help improve your cognitive state through specific tasks oriented to improve, restructure or restore the skills altered by the stroke.
  • The brain has the ability to modify and reorganize both its functioning and structure to optimize the performance of different cognitive abilities after brain damage through constant and personalized training.
  • Cognitive rehabilitation exercises are effective in retraining the affected skills resulting from the stroke. Cognitive training can be beneficial for both for the impaired cognitive functions and those that have been less affected.
  • This cognitive training seeks to reduce the long-term impact of the stroke on the life of the person and their loved ones. CogniFit neurorehabilitation and training can help maximize the autonomy of the affected person and thus improve their quality of life.
  • Cognitive rehabilitation does not have the ability to activate the functioning of damaged brain tissue. However, thanks to cortical reorganization, it can stimulate adjacent, healthy or less affected areas of the brain to recover some of the lost functions, activate and establish new neuronal connections.

Games and tasks it contains

This multi-dimensional scientific resource has more than 11 brain games and 6 assessment tasks to help rehabilitate altered cognitive abilities after a stroke. Here you can find some examples:

Games and tasks to train and evaluate attention and concentration: Attention is one of the most commonly altered cognitive abilities after a stroke. Since it plays an essential role in other cognitive abilities as well, it is of great importance to rehabilitate it first. Some activities that CogniFit uses to stimulate this area include:

  • Brain Game “Twist it”: This exercise will require that we locate a minimum of three similar cards, following certain criteria. By performing this exercise we can stimulate brain patterns involved in our focused attention. People who have suffered a stroke often have difficulty in detecting stimuli.
  • Brain Game “Neuron madness”: In this brain training game we will have to concentrate on the stimuli that appear on the screen and precisely detect the relevant targets. Improving this cognitive skill allows us to concentrate more efficiently on the relevant stimuli in our environment, which is especially important after having suffered a stroke.
  • Speed Test REST-HECOOR: This task is based on the classic TOVA and VOT evaluation tests. Thanks to this activity, it is possible to estimate how attention was affected by the stroke.

Memory training games: Memory can be altered in many different ways after a stroke, and many relatives notice a failure in this area first in stroke patients. For this reason, CogniFit has a variety of neuropsychological rehabilitation activities that are focused on memory, such as

  • Brain Game “Candy Factory”: To advance in this game we will have to encode, store and retrieve from our memory various types of information. By performing this exercise, we are activating the neural patterns involved in the ability to store memories. Improving this cognitive area is essential to increase stroke patient autonomy.
  • Brain Game “Water Lillies”: In this post-stroke rehabilitation game it is necessary to retain and remember the order in which the stimuli that appear on the screen are illuminated. By practicing this task, we can stimulate brain connections related to different types of memory. In this way, by practicing this exercise we can stimulate the neuronal activation patterns involved learning, useful when following instructions or planning a trip.
  • Concentration Test VISMEM-PLAN: This test is based on the classic evaluation tasks WMS, TOMM and TOL. It will allow us to assess the state and progress of memory during training after a stroke.

Its Advantages

Using a scientifically based tool for cognitive stimulation post-stroke offers many advantages:

  • Easy to use: Using electronic devices can be complicated for a person who has had a stroke. That's why CogniFit has designed its platform in an easy and simple way to make it intuitive and easy to remember.
  • Interactive and visual format: The reading comprehension of the person who has had a stroke may also be impaired. To avoid this, the instructions are presented in a simple, interactive format that is easy to understand.
  • Detailed Report: After each training session, CogniFit provides access to updated data so that we can get quick and accurate feedback, seeing our strongest and weakest cognitive abilities.
  • Progress and evolution: Seeing progress in treatment is something that promotes motivation during stroke rehabilitation. The results of each session are stored in the user profile and can be viewed at any time. You can check whether there have been changes from one session to another, whether the scores are improving and whether the patient's cognitive status is progressing positively.
  • User-Friendly: All of the clinical tasks are presented automatically. The games and activities are interactive and fun, making it easy to understand.
  • Remote Stimulation: CogniFit post-stroke training can be used at home (cognitive remote-stimulation). In this way, a health professional or a family member can manage the treatment from a private computer. This makes it possible to bring cognitive therapy for patients who have had a stroke without having to be physically present, reducing costs..

What happens when we don't rehabilitate cognitive skills after a stroke?

Stroke, and brain damage in general causes the death of several neurons and the alteration or degeneration of certain neuronal networks , depending on different factors. This can end up causing different neuropsychological symptoms, affecting various cognitive abilities and, therefore, seriously impairing a person's day-to-day performance.

To stimulate these altered mental processes, they must be activated systematically. One of the most effective tools for activating and strengthening the major cognitive functions altered by stroke is CogniFit training post-stroke. This leading program in cognitive stimulation offers a multi-dimensional and systematic training of each cognitive skill, which helps activate fundamental neural patterns.

How much time should I train with CogniFit?

A complete cognitive training session usually lasts 15-20 minutes and can be done anywhere and anytime. CogniFit recommends 3 sessions per week on different days. If desired, CogniFit can send session reminders.

In each brain training session, there are two brain games to stimulate cognitive symptoms derived from the stroke and a cognitive assessment task that will allow us to measure the evolution and improvement of cognitive skills. CogniFit personalized brain training for stroke patients is designed to automatically assign each user to specific games and difficulty levels that best suit the user's cognitive needs.

CogniFit is unique

CogniFit is a leader in cognitive stimulation. It includes a series of multi-dimensional, standardized and clinically validated exercises. These activities combine different therapeutic activities designed by professionals to retrain the cognitive skills that each person may need, this way, its effectiveness can be optimized.

The difficulty of each of the exercises adapts as the stroke patient trains. This patented technology has been designed by an international team of scientists, neurologists, and psychologists, who research the latest discoveries and advances in the brain.

CogniFit's post-stroke training is unique in that it continuously measures patient performance and automatically selects the type and complexity of tasks that best fit the individual's cognitive outcomes. This keeps each users' cognitive skills continuously challenged.

CogniFit's post-stroke training collects cognitive data and provides an interesting and comprehensive report on user performance at each level. With this, you can review the cognitive level at which you started, the rate of improvement, effort, etc.

Also, not all brain training games are the same. While some classic games, such as Sudoku, are ideal for entertainment, a scientifical brain training program is needed to ensure that the brain is receiving the training and cognitive stimuli it requires to perform proper cognitive rehabilitation after a stroke. If you are looking to train your brain in a multidisciplinary, rigorous and systematic way, CogniFit clinical tools are the best choice.

Customer Service

If you have any questions about the functioning, management or interpretation of CogniFit Cognitive Recovery Training data after a stroke, you can contact us immediately. Our team of brain damage experts will answer your questions and help you with everything you need.

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