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Andrea, 45 years old. Autonomy in daily life for a person with Multiple Sclerosis
Portale SIVA FondazioneDon Carlo Gnocchi
Andrea is a man aged 47, who in 1991 was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis; in 1998 there was a worsening of clinical conditions that forced him to walk with the aid of Canadians crutches. He had to leave work (receiving pension for incapacity for work) and in 2005 he moved into an apartment with no architectural barriers. This project aims to highlight the path followed by both Andrea and the various actors involved to allow him to have an independent life at home, despite the progression of the disease. The hardest thing was, and still is, accompanying Andrea during the deterioration of functional capacity, trying to propose and implement strategies (aids and services) to enable him to have his own autonomy while maintaining a good quality of life.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: May 2013
Cernigoi G
Gaia, age 72, motor disability: improving independence at home
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Gaia's severe impairment of both vital and motor functions, the cognitive ones excluded, was caused by an acute cerebral vascular accident. This experience deals with the patient's home reintegration and home care, aimed to assure her a good quality of life within her family. It is extremely important searching for a solution together with Gaia's family, that will take care of her in the daily life. Besides, a solution must be found out shortly because of the forthcoming discharge of the patient. The global evaluation of the domestic environment, the provision of the early assistive devices and Gaia's family training are only the first step in her life reorganization process, that will be extended, checked and improved according to the future needs.
Year of publication: 2005
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: February 2005
Porcella B
Gabriele, age 56, motor disability: improving independence in communication by means of eye-gaze
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Gabriele: a clear and subtle mind trapped in a body that doesn't respond to commands. An ictus relegated him to the immobility and to a persistent silence from which he would like to escape, satisfying his fundamental needs: communication, interaction with the world, expression of feelings and thoughts. Gabriele can only communicate through his eyelids: looking up means yes, half-opening the eyes means no. With a 21 yellow and green letters table, he becomes a marksman of the alphabet. Yet his disease has been finally defeated by the patient's will and motivation and by the intelligence of the carers who believed in new technologies. This experience presents the experimentation results of a new eye-blink driven sensor for PC.
Year of publication: 2005
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: February 2005
Proverbio L
Lando, age 35, motor disability: improving independence at home
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Despite a progressive and severely disabling disease it was possible, through the choice of special aids and the training of the family and the caregivers, to avoid hospitalization and assure an adequate home reintegration.
Year of publication: 2003
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: June 2003
Roggiani N
Emiliano, age 19, motor disability: improving independence at home
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
After a car accident, that caused a brain concussion and a spinal cord lesion, an evaluation of the most suitable aids for the seated posture was undertaken in order to maintain the patient's autonomy.
Year of publication: 2003
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: July 2003
Russolo F
Gabriella, 51 years old. Autonomy in daily life for a person with an outcome of cerebral aneurysm
Portale SIVA FondazioneDon Carlo Gnocchi
Gabriella is a woman of 50 years. In October 2007 she was stricken by a cerebral haemorrhage due to rupture of aneurysm. This event led to very serious motor and cognitive damages: Gabriella remains paretic in all 4 limbs, with significant psychomotor slowing, at first carried a PEG.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: July 2011
Sanrocchi S
Francesco, 50 years old. Autonomy in daily life for a person with an outcome of stroke
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
Francesco is aged 50 and in 2005 had a cerebral hemorrhage, that damaged both the motor abilities, resulting in hemiplegia, with aphasia and cognitive abilities, with aphasia, attention and body image disorders. This project aims to bring attention to the path that was made by Francesco, his family and all professionals who followed him. The hardest part of this work was the family’s acceptation of an unexpected situation, leading to a sudden new planning of life in general. Thanks to a close collaboration with the family and especially a strong motivation by Francesco, the solutions adopted granted a better quality of life for him. The main objectives of this project were the provision of aids and then the return home of Francesco, more and more the protagonist of his own choices.
Year of publication: 2007
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: May 2013
Sponza R
Matteo, age 55, motor disability: improving independence at home
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
(text automatically translated from Italian) Matteo is married, has a son 15 years old, is sport, loves the mountain, the long walks and the climbs. In the 2000 it comes to it diagnosed the Amyothrophic lateral sclerosis. ***Sin dal our first Matteo meeting has expressed the necessity of wanting to participate in first person on every thing that the cares, it wants to know all in the particular minimums also on the choice of the assistive devices. With Matteo and its family much sincere open has been established endured a dialog and, and of full collaboration. The first assistive devices of which Matteo it has had need have been sticks and springs of ***Codivilla; in according to time they have joined of the minimal modifications acclimatizes them (shackles to the walls of the bath, slide for the access to ***terrazzo) and the supply of one chair bathtub and a rise ***wc. With passing of the months, the motor deficits of Matteo are such to force it in wheelchair, and for the outputs it also comes supplied a stairclimber to crawler tracks. In 2004 Matteo by now passes great part of the day to bed: it comes before supplied therefore a bed electrical worker with a mattress in fiber silicon quarry and then to air, an hoist for the transfers and one personalized wheelchair, and on its explicit demand one comfortable chair. In January 2005, Matteo dies to house its assisted ***dalla the wife and ***dal the ***com'era son its will, having he refused the ***terapuetico fury and the hospital admission in hospital.
Year of publication: 2005
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: May 2016
Tovo B
Roberta, age 61, motor disability: improving mobility and seating
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Despite the severe motor problems of the patient, the use of suitable assistive devices allowed a good level of autonomy and pressure sore prevention. A less demanding level of assistance was also possible.
Year of publication: 2003
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: July 2003
Cernigoi G
Si torna a casa: il caso di Gaia
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2003-2004
(text automatically translated from Italian) Gaia is a old woman, hit from an acute vascular event with serious impairment of not cognitive the vital and motor functions tu. In this thesis the organization will be dealt with of at domicile re-enters of Gaia and its finalized attendance to inside guarantee them one good quality of life of its family. ***E' be fundamental to search in every studied solution of the agreement points with the familiar ones that would have managed Gaia between them walls domestic servants. The structuring of the address, initially lacking in whichever assistive device, will have to be adapted to the requirements of Gaia and the familiar ones that will be taken care then of its attendance. Moreover every thing will have to be realized in limited times, given to the imminent passage ***dall' the hospital to the address without intermediate periods of hospital admission in other which protected structures. The supply of the first assistive devices and the training of the familiar ones that assist it to the use of the same ones, beyond to a total assesment of the environment, are alone the first passage of a life project that then will go widened, see again and corrected in relation to the necessities of the moment and the clinical passed one. Therefore the assistive devices thought indispensable for I re-enter at domicile will be the height-adjustable orthopedic bed to two hinges, the antidecubitus mattress to air, the exhaust fan and the pump for parenteral nutrition (supplied beginning right now ***dal the ***infermieristico service) and still the hoist electrical worker with fastening fixed to the wall. Moreover, in the times immediately succeeded you to I re-enter at domicile, will be necessary ***to procurare one postural wheelchair with adequate antidecubitus pillow.
Year of publication: 2004
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2004
Porcella B
In un batter d’occhio...quando per parlare basta una palpebra. Il caso di Gabriele
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2003-2004
(text automatically translated from Italian) Looking towards the? Top to communicate assent, closed semi eyelids to express a no, shiny and sharp mind trapped in a body that does not respond to his commands, a card table with 21 yellow and green letters and Gabriel becomes ? marksman of? alphabet ?. A stroke l? Hit relegating him in? Immobility? and in a stubborn silence from which want to get out to repossess least the possibility to meet the basic need for the? human being to communicate, interact with the world, to express feelings, ideas, thoughts and anger. Pu? do so only with his eyes, the only part of the body, passing all? mutiny after injury. Eventually l? Oxymoron, paradoxically created by a syndrome that has stolen the name to the classical metric but which has the effect of silence, is defeated by the force of will ?, the great motivation of Gabriel and from? Ingenuity of those who believe in new technologies computer. L? Drafted presents the results of the trial? performed on Gabriel? a new sensor for personal computers to be used with the movement of the eyelid.
Year of publication: 2004
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2016
Proverbio L
Le piaghe da decubito "vanno bene... dal loro punto di vista": il caso di Lando
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2000-2002
(text automatically translated from Italian) Lando is a patient that suffers from diagnosed multiple sclerosis ***vent'anni ago. Of it I make the knowledge after an hospital admission during which an participation of intestinal resection has undergone. The work will tell the history of the relationship between the customer and the team of the Service of Attendance To domicile Integrated that it has followed it and that has formulated the project of treatment and the path of chosen of the assistive devices. The project has regarded ambles it you of the mobility, the posture and the personal treatment having like reference angle the prevention and the treatment of the decubituses, going meeting to the requirements of independence of Lando and lightening the load of job of the beloveds-givers.
Year of publication: 2002
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Roggiani N
Dalla ricerca di una corretta postura alla scoperta di una possibilità di autonomia: il caso di Emiliano
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2000-2001
(text automatically translated from Italian) The work proposes the case of Emiliano, a boy 18 years old who the past year are remained victim of a street incident in which he has brought back an head injury and one medullary lesion to dorsal level, with consequent coma and paraplegia. When, after a long period of hospitalization in several centers, the boy is reached from we, posture adapted to the consequent muscle-skeletal limitations was believed must only face the study of one the trauma. In truth, this first step has opened the road to the possibility of the attainment of the independence in the movements in house, by means of one wheelchair at least which equipped with device ***monoguides. The overcoming of the architectural barriers inside of the house has become, therefore, necessary in order to render it completely accessible to Emiliano, and ***dalla the house towards the outside, in order to allow the social re-introduction in a which protected place designated ***dalla the ***A.S.L of belongings and, if possible, in the group of friends. The objectives of this project have been: the improvement of the posture in wheelchair, the decrease of the charitable load by the parents, and the social re-introduction
Year of publication: 2001
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Tovo B
Storia di "ordinaria" sclerosi multipla: il caso di Roberta
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 1999-2000
(text automatically translated from Italian) The case study regards Roberta, 61 years, that it has introduced first disturbs motor and sensory to 31 years and that ***dall' the age 43 years old is moved exclusively in wheelchair. It has conserved a discreet one I use functional of the left upper limb. It has a lively and sensitive spirit and has faced its disability with courage and good sense. In the last years, also later on to a disease of the husband beyond that to just the motor aggravation, it has lost enthusiasm and it has given up little for time to the activities that involve fatigue for she and for who it assists it. The project is proposed to improve the station seated in wheelchair, to improve the transfers, to improve accessibility to the bath, to improve external accessibility. In order to reduce the load charitable and to use the energies saved for more rewarding activities
Year of publication: 2000
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2013
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