Prospective memory is the ability to “remember to remember.” In other words, it is the ability to complete tasks in the future, such as taking your medications, or buying something you need at the store. Many individuals with brain injury cite prospective memory as what interferes most with their daily functioning, therefore rehabilitating prospective memory is essential.
There are two main approaches to prospective memory rehabilitation: compensatory approaches and restorative approaches. Compensatory approaches involve ways to adapt such as setting reminders or using an app to remember to complete tasks. Restorative approaches involve ways to rehabilitate an individual’s prospective memory and aim to be a more permanent solution. Both approaches are present on this website, however, restorative approaches are the main focus.
This website contains treatment modules designed to help improve one’s prospective memory.
If you are a person with brain injury, please refer to the “for people with brain injury” tab.
For an active control condition, please refer to the “learn about the brain” tab.
For compensatory approaches to prospective memory rehabilitation, please refer to the “compensation strategies” tab.
For restorative approaches to prospective memory rehabilitation, please refer to the “treatment modules” tab.
To learn more about each type of training click on each tab located under the “treatment module” tab. To download these trainings, click on the download tab under the specific treatment module you are interested in.