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Home Based Self-management and Cognitive Training Changes Lives (HOBSCOTCH)

Hobscotch logoPersons with seizures have a lot of difficulties with day to day memory, which may affect their job and their social lives.

HOBSCOTCH (HOme Based Self-management and COgnitive Training CHanges lives) is a program developed at Dartmouth, specifically for people with epilepsy, which may improve memory performance in patients who suffer from seizures.

Memory problems in Epilepsy

Every person experiences memory lapses at some point in their life. We have all had moments where we have forgotten someone's name or telephone number, forgotten to take our medication, or forgotten something that was told to us in conversation. Some memory problems can be part of the normal experience of being a human. However, approximately half of persons with seizures report more than average memory difficulties.  Persons with seizures or epilepsy have many additional reasons to have memory and concentration problems.

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HOBSCOTCH (HOme Based Self-management and COgnitive Training CHanges lives) is a behavioral program designed to address memory and attention problems. It uses certain psychological strategies (self management and problem solving therapy) to improve memory function in patients with seizures.  The program is designed to help adults with seizures to find ways to manage and cope with memory problems in order to lead a happier, more productive life.  The program is simple, cost effective and requires only a few visits to your doctor’s office.

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