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Database: IT10

Created On Friday, 29 November 2013 10:58 By José Jesús Delgado


ID Code (e. g. HU1):
IT10
1 – MIND/MENTAL FITNESS/MENTAL WELLBEING/MEMORY/COGNITIVE TRAINING PROGRAM / SERVICE /
ACTIVITIY NAME (IN NATIONAL LANGUAGE):
Associazione Italiana per la Sclerosi Multipla AISM
ENGLISH TRANSLATION: Italian Association for Multiple Sclerosis
URL
www.aismud.it
LANGUAGE Italian
AUTHOR
N/A

2 - CONTACT DATA AND TYPE OF ORGANIZATION
ORGANIZATION (NAME):
Associazione Italiana per la Sclerosi Multipla AISM
ORGANIZATION (URL):
www.aismud.it
COUNTRY:
Italy
TYPE (SME, Company, Community Centre, Health Centre, Educational Centre, Foundation,
Municipality, governmental institution, etc):
Health and Educational Centre
ADDRESS:
Via Micesio,31 33100 Udine
TELEPHONE: 0432 509233
E-MAIL: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  Public  
  In this case, please indicate the territorial
scope of the organization:
Local

3 - TARGET POPULATION
Age range:
From: N/A to N/A years N/A
Older than: N/A years  
Gender: Unisex
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:
People who suffer from mild to severe health damage

4 - CHARACTERISTICS OF THE MIND FITNESS PROGRAM / SERVICE / ACTIVITY (NB: Should the program, service or activity be included into more than one category, please select the most representative category for that PSA. But, REMEMBER: THE PSA MUST BE SELECTED ONLY IN CASE THAT MENTAL FITNESS / MENTAL WELLBEING IS INCLUDED IN ITS GENERAL AIMS OR GOALS. IF NOT, YOU SHOULD NOT SELECT IT. The characteristics below are the means, not the goal)
Promoting a healthy lifestyle, Providing opportunities for physical activity and exercise, Providing cognitive/memory training
Other: N/A
COST FOR PARTICIPATION, FEES (in Euros):N/A N/A N/A
(EXPECTED) DURATION OF THE Programme/Service/Activity: N/A
Begin (Month/Year, e. g. 02/2012):01-01-01
End (Month/Year, e. g. 02/2012):0031-0031-0031 or Number of weeks:N/A
Number of units:N/A
Hours per unit:Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 9.00 to 14.00 Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.00 to 19.00

5 - PROGRAM / SERVICE / ACTIVITY PURPOSES
-To improve the cognitive abilities for attention, concentration and memory
- To maintain, where possible, motor skills and coordination of body and muscular flexibility, necessary for everyday life
- to preserve social skills linked to interpersonal communication

6 - RESOURCES
a.- Which materials were used?
All the necessary basic tools for the above mentioned activities plus:

Equipped rooms, gym rooms, swimming pool.
b.- Who conducted the program / service activity? (What role, what qualifications, etc.)
2 secretary employees, external professionals as physiotherapists, psychologists)

Around 15 volunteers

7 - METHODOLOGY USED (presentations, pair work, group work, peers, mentors, blended
learning, e-learning, etc.)
Mixed group works supporting the users in socialization skills and physical and sensorial stimulation. Within these mixed groups an important role is also played by families which are always included, together with a psychologist , in the program sessions.

8 - PROGRAM / SERVICE / ACTIVITY SUMMARY DESCRIPTION
The following activities are regularly implemented into this service:
- transportation of users with suitable means
- physiotherapy
- self help groups
- recreational activities; painting, games, etc
- organization of cultural tours
- participation in scientific seminars for deepening and updating the knowledge of the disease
- public events for fund raising
- drafting applications to receive funds for their users for medical costs and wellbeing activities (Shiatsu, aqua gym, yoga, etc) and for psychological support

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:
It is very important to keep into consideration the need for socialization and therefore also the mobility opportunities for our users. It is particularly useful to stimulate them intellectually, with the participation in painting courses and in cultural, creative and recreational meetings.

It is very useful as well for the ones who have limited mobility possibilities, to create for them ICT related activities, also to foster the contacts with the other users.

9 - ADDITIONAL COMMENTS / CONCLUSIONS / RECOMMENDATIONS FOR OUR
MATERIAL/COURSE
N/A

10 - RELATED REFERENCES (BIBLIOGRAPHY AND/OR INTERNET LINKS)

Not available

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