Post- Stroke and Neuropsychology: Understanding Changes in Cognition, Behavior, and Emotion

This presentation is presented by the University of Kansas Health System’s Adam C. Parks, Ph. D., ABPP. Dr. Parks is a clinical neuropsychologist and clinical assistant professor for neurology.

This presentation will discuss the brain’s anatomy, defining neuropsychology and its practice, attention and memory skills, and tips for cognitive health.

Tour of the Brain

This section discusses the brain’s anatomy and its function, discussing each lobe of the brain, the cortex, brain tissue, and connections in the brain. This section also covers blood in the brain and its relation to strokes.

What is Neuropsychology?

“What is Neuropsychology?” explains the study of neuropsychology, what a neuropsychologist does, and how testing is carried out in this practice. Dr. Parks explains the focus of neuropsychology and how it positively impacts clients.

Attention and Memory Skills

In the “Attention and Memory Skills” section, Dr. Parks discusses how attention and memory play a role in our daily lives and how it impacts our overall function. Compensatory strategies for both attention and memory are discussed in depth.

Tips for Cognitive Health

In this section, Dr. Parks discusses tips for cognitive health that are attainable and may work for you. Physical exercise, cognitive exercise, dietary lifestyle, sleep, stress, and mood are also discussed.