Spaced Retrieval Step by Step
An Evidence-Based Memory Intervention
Jeanette E. Benigas and Others
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
“With a technique that is easy for anybody to learn and with the potential to achieve amazing outcomes, this is one of the most powerful books ever written to help people living with dementia to do so with dignity, respect, and independence.”
—Ann Kelly, Managing Director, Montessori Ageing Support Services
Spaced Retrieval (SR) is an effective way to support individuals with dementia and other memory loss. This book takes a fresh approach to SR, teaching the innovative process step by step so you can better assist people in learning the important information needed to improve independence, safety, and quality of life. Using this proven memory-training strategy allows people to learn and store important information so that, with practice, it can be easily accessed and retrieved.
This book includes:
• illustrative case studies • forms for easy implementation (also available as downloadable PDF files) • visual cuing tools • summary of evidence that supports effectiveness
Whether you have used SR techniques in the past or if you are new to this innovative approach to supporting memory, you will find that this book offers practical guidelines, useful tools, and a research review of how SR has developed over time. Speech-language pathologists, occupational and physical therapists, nurses, home care professionals, and family members at all levels of care can use SR to positively impact the lives of people with memory loss.