e-Mental Health 08
Anni Sereni partecipa al meeting internazionale e-Mental Health 2008
Il 16 ottobre 2008, verrà presentato all'Università di Padova un nostro studio in occasione del meeting internazionale E-Mental Health 08 riguardante l'applicazione della realtà virtuale come traning riabilitativo su alcuni ospiti del Centro Servizi Anni Sereni di Scorzè (VE), che presentavano deficit cognitivi.

  • Chair and invited speaker: Paul Emmelkamp (University of Amsterdam)
  • Scientific Committee
  • Mariano Alcaniz (HumanLab UBV, Spain)
  • Rosa Banos (University Jaume I, Spain)
  • Danilo De Rossi (University of Pisa, Italy)
  • Luciano Gamberini (University of Padua, Italy)
  • Pal Kraft (University of Oslo, Norway)
  • Fabrizia Mantovani (University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy)
  • Brenda Wiederhold (Interactive Media Institute, Belgium)
  • Konstantinos Priftis (University of Padua, Italy)
  • Magnus Bang (Linkoping University, Sweden)
  • Cristina Botella (University of Valencia, Spain)
  • Manuel A. Franco (Zamora Hospital, Spain)
  • Azucena Garcia Palacios (University Jaume I, Spain)
  • Josè Guitierrez Maldonado (University of Barcelona, Spain)
  • Paolo Michielin (University of Padua, Italy)
  • Gabriele Optale (Umberto I Hospital of Venice, Italy)
  • Giuseppe Riva (Catholic University of Milan, Italy)
"Anni Sereni rest home" experience
Multimedia Memory Training using virtual reality in mnesic impairment people living in a rest home: a controlled trial.
Anni Sereni scientific committee:
  • Gabriele Optale M.D. (Association of Medical Psychotherapist, Venice-Italy, psychosexology in public hospital Umberto I of Mestre-Venice ASL 12, Italy)
  • Konstantinos Priftis Ph.D (Department of General Psychology, University of Padua-Italy, Department of Neuro-Rehabilitation, IRCCA San Camillo hospital, Venice-Italy)
  • Valentina Busato M.S.(Consorzio Sociale CPS gestore del Centro Servizi "Anni Sereni rest home", Scorzè, Venice-Italy)
  • Silvia Marin M.S.(Consorzio Sociale CPS gestore del Centro servizi "Anni Sereni rest home", Scorzè, Venice-Italy)
  • Salvatore Capodieci M.D. (Association of Medical Psychotherapist, Venice-Italy)
  • Lamberto Piron M.D.(Department of General Psychology, University of Padua-Italy, Department of Neuro-Rehabilitation, IRCCA San Camillo Hospital, Venice-Italy)
  • Adalberto Bordin M.D.(Consorzio Sociale CPS gestore del Centro servizi "Anni Sereni rest home", Scorzè,Venice-Italy)
Virtual Reality finds evermore useful and efficacious applications in the field of cognitive rehabilitation.
We used it in a Multimedia Memory Training (MMT) programme carried out on 3 groups with mnesic impairment people who had lived in a rest home during 2007-2008 (each group was of 6+6 random people) enrolled in 3 steps. All of the partecipants underwent a battery of clinical neuropsychological tests.
The MMT consisted in repetitions of acoustic and interactive experiences (three times a week over a period of three months) in a virtual reality immersion environment. The experiences were specifically designed to encourage attention-focusing and perceptual interaction.
The first results of this study show a selective improvement in some of the indices relating to cognitive decline in experimental groups from which we can hypothesize that our own "MMT rehabilition programme" enhances mnemonic processing in the brain of tied to a functional reorganization of synaptic contacts not yet too gravely damaged.

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