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Karen Lindgren, Ph.D.

Chief Clinical Officer, Bancroft & Bancroft NeuroRehab

Karen Lindgren, Ph.D., is the Chief Clinical Officer at Bancroft. She oversees Healthcare and Nursing Services, the Applied Behavior Analysis Center of Excellence, and quality assurance across the organization. A licensed psychologist, Dr. Lindgren has more than 25 years’ experience in neuropsychological assessment and treatment of brain injury and neurological impairment. She joined Bancroft in 1997, as a senior neuropsychologist at Bancroft NeuroRehab, and served most recently as the program’s senior director, supervising rehabilitation therapies in Central and Southern New Jersey, managing clinical staff and maintaining several university partnerships. Dr. Lindgren has clinical affiliations with the graduate programs at Drexel University, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Immaculata University, is well published in her field, and has presented information in the area of neurological development, neuropsychological assessment, neurotoxic exposure, and interdisciplinary treatment of brain injury. Dr. Lindgren received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Clinical/Community Psychology from the University of Maryland and her B.A. from Loyola College.

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Precautions for Coronavirus - A Message from Bancroft NeuroRehab Chief Clinical Officer

To our Patients and their loved ones, Due to the worldwide coronavirus outbreak, if you or a household member are currently experiencing a fever or flu-like symptoms we ask that you do not enter any of our Bancroft NeuroRehab locations for services at this time. We ask that you please call to reschedule your appointment to a later time when you are free of your fever and symptoms.
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Making a move in 2020? Why a change might be good for you.

Looking to make a change in 2020? A local neuropsychologist shares why that’s a good idea - for you, and for your brain.
It’s January: the start of a new year; a chance to make a change in your life - those good old New Year’s Resolutions. Maybe you’ve committed to a new exercise regimen, or decided to find a new job. Maybe you’re looking to do something else entirely.  But whatever you’ve decided to do for yourself in 2020: It will be good for you. That’s right. Because change - almost any positive change, in fact - is good for your brain. 
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Holiday forgetfulness - or something more?

With the season's many gatherings and extended time together, the holidays are prime for picking up on subtle changes in a loved one's memory. What should you be looking for... and how do you mention it to mom or dad?
The holidays usher in a chance to celebrate with family and friends for longer than usual. Many of us bunk with relatives, or welcome out-of-towners like long-distance parents and grandparents into our own guest rooms. While this is great for family bonding, it can also be stressful for those who notice cognitive changes in parents and grandparents during an extended stay.  While that’s a hard realization, the truth is, the holidays are prime time for noticing changes in loved ones’ memory and focus -- and for having the sometimes difficult conversation urging them to see a doctor.
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With Dementia, Being Open About Your Diagnosis Can Help Everyone

A new dementia diagnosis can be overwhelming, but acknowledging the news can bring support, make long-term planning easier.
The news this week that former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor has been diagnosed with dementia - likely caused by Alzheimer’s disease - took the country by surprise. To see such a public figure, and such a strong, trailblazing one, at that, facing such a life-altering diagnosis was a shock. But what stood out to me the most was the way in which she made that announcement: In an open letter; a public declaration of the disease, an admission of the limitations on her public life, and a reflection on the life she has lived.
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Brain Injuries and the Elderly: A Silent Threat

Brain injuries can look much different in adults over 65. A local neuropsychologist discusses what to look for - and when to seek help.
Anyone with an aging loved one likely knows the feeling: Wondering when and how you’ll recognize if your loved one needs help, when the time comes. But sometimes, the biggest concerns are often the silent ones. One of the most common causes of concern among older adults is traumatic brain injury - responsible for more than 80,000 emergency room visits each year among people over 65.
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What is a Neuropsychological Evaluation?

Dr. Karen Lindgren, Chief Clinical Officer at Bancroft NeuroRehab, demystifies the Neuropsychological Evaluation process.
A neuropsychological evaluation is a snapshot of your cognitive functioning. We use the results to provide diagnostic information to the physician as well as create a customized, comprehensive treatment plan. A proper evaluation is an important diagnostic tool. Sometimes the reason for cognitive changes are obvious – a person’s had a brain injury or they’ve have a concussion and you’re are trying to understand if cognition has changed as well.
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