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Group Intensive Cognitive Activation in Patients with Major or Mild Neurocognitive Disorder

Simonetta Panerai, Domenica Tasca, Sabrina Musso, Valentina Catania, Federica Ruggeri, Alberto Raggi, Stefano Muratore, Giuseppina Prestianni, Cinzia Bonforte, Raffaele Ferri
2016 Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience  
No standard protocols are available for cognitive rehabilitation (CR) in conditions like Major or Mild Neurocognitive disorder (M-NCD or m-NCD, respectively); however, preliminary data seem to indicate that such interventions might have costeffective beneficial effects and are free from side effect or adverse events. Three basic approaches are known: cognitive stimulation (CS), cognitive training (CT), and CR. Objective: Aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of a protocol of group
more » ... ve cognitive activation (g-ICA) in patients with both M-NCD and m-NCD; the protocol was specifically arranged in our Research Institute, based on the principles of the central role of the patient and the mediation pedagogy. Subjects and Methods: Sixteen patients with M-NCD and fifteen patients with m-NCD were enrolled, as well as eleven patients with M-NCD who were used as a control group (CG). The intervention was carried-out by a clinical neuropsychologist with daily group sessions over a period of 2 months. Neuropsychological assessment was performed at baseline and after the completion of the rehabilitative intervention. Results: General cognitive functioning, attention, ideomotor praxis and visual memory scores were found to be significantly increased in all patients. Beneficial and significant effects were also found for constructive praxis in M-NCD and for executive functioning in m-NCD. All areas of the language function were significantly ameliorated in m-NCD, while this happened only for verbal repetition and syntax-grammar comprehension in M-NCD. No changes were detected for long-and short-term verbal memory, which were found to be worsened in controls without activation. Conclusion: Our findings seem to indicate that g-ICA might be effective in inducing beneficial changes on the general cognitive functioning and other specific functions in patients with both m-NCD and M-NCD. Moreover, the specific protocol proposed, even if susceptible of important improvement, is easy to carry out within hospital facilities and cost-effective.
doi:10.3389/fnbeh.2016.00034 pmid:26973483 pmcid:PMC4770036 fatcat:d3ns4b7yzngejgsjhq4poufkxq

Functional Living Skills: A Non-Immersive Virtual Reality Training for Individuals with Major Neurocognitive Disorders

Simonetta Panerai, Donatella Gelardi, Valentina Catania, Francesco Rundo, Domenica Tasca, Sabrina Musso, Giuseppina Prestianni, Stefano Muratore, Claudio Babiloni, Raffaele Ferri
2021 Sensors  
The loss of functional living skills (FLS) is an essential feature of major neurocognitive disorders (M-NCD); virtual reality training (VRT) offers many possibilities for improving FLS in people with M-NCD. The aim of our study was to verify the effectiveness of a non-immersive VRT on FLS for patients with M-NCD. VRT was carried out for 10 to 20 sessions, by means of four 3D apps developed in our institute and installed on a large touch screen. The experimental group (EG) and the control group
more » ... CG) included 24 and 18 patients with M-NCD, respectively. They were administered the in vivo test (in specific hospital places reproducing the natural environments) at T1 (pre-training) and T3 (post-training); at T2, only EG was administered VRT. Statistically significant differences between EG and CG in all the in vivo tests were found in the number of correct responses; during VRT, the number of correct responses increased, while the execution times and the number of clues decreased. The improvement in the in vivo tests appeared to be related to the specific VRT applied. The satisfaction of participants with the VRT was moderate to high.
doi:10.3390/s21175751 pmid:34502642 pmcid:PMC8433763 fatcat:gwb6ob6m6radhgildh5alv6cii

Cognitive and cognitive/behavioural rehabilitation in subjects with alzheimer's disease: a review

Giuseppina Prestianni, Stefano Muratore, Serafino Buono
unpublished
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Acknowledgement to Reviewers of Minerals in 2018

Minerals Editorial Office
2019 Minerals  
Minerals 2019, 9, 54 14 of 19 Pourrahimian, Yashar Pourret, Olivier Pozo, Manuel Předota, Milan Prestianni, Cyrille Price, Jonathan Princivalle, Francesco Pring, Allan Proenza, Joaquin Prokeš, Lubomír  ...  Villaescusa, Isabel Vimmrová, Alena Vinokurov, Vladimir Minerals 2019, 9, 54 18 of 19 Bailey, David Bajda, Tomasz Bajnóczi, Bernadett Bakalarz, Alicja Baker, Robert Bakuła, Krzysztof Balassone, Giuseppina  ... 
doi:10.3390/min9010054 fatcat:5fbfgssjorfp5iev2x5ay3doie

Rezension zu: M. Congiu, C. Miccichè, S. Modeo (Hrsg.), Viaggio in Sicilia. Racconti, segni e città ritrovate. Atti del X Convegno di Studi, Caltanissetta, 10-11 maggio 2013

Paolo Scirpo
2019
Nel triplice viaggio di Odisseo, dapprima per mare, poi giù nell'Ade ed infine per terre sconosciute, Giuseppina Basta Donzelli riconosce le fasi di un percorso di formazione dell'eroe omerico, vero e  ...  Orsi, I Taccuini I, (a cura di Gioconda Lamagna e Giuseppina Monterosso) [Monumenti Antichi, s.  ...  monumentale opera De rebus Siculis, l'identificazione dell'antica città di Alesa (oggi unanimemente riconosciuta nel sito rinvenuto sulla collina di Santa Maria delle Palate), ma a detta di Anna Maria Prestianni  ... 
doi:10.21248/fera.38.262 fatcat:q3xofvhzq5boxntjja7r4elcny

Ricerche di S/Confine Il potere dello stemma araldico dell'Arma Christi

Direttore Responsabile, Luigi Redazione, Alberto Salarelli, Marco Scotti, Francesca Zanella, Comitato Scientifico, Luigi Allegri, Gloria Bianchino, Arturo Calzona, Roberto Campari, Cristina Casero, Arnaldo Ganda (+6 others)
1971 Panofsky   unpublished
Non può essere questa la sede per affrontare l'analisi della complessa iniziativa di Parma, che richiederebbe un preciso e dettagliato lavoro di indagine documentaria, di cui Giuseppina Allegri Tassoni  ...  Baistrocchi, R 2002, Guida pei forastieri a riconoscere le opere più insigni di pittura, scultura ed architettura esistenti in Parma, a cura di C Prestianni, Università di Parma-Istituto di Storia dell'arte  ... 
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Filippo, Alessandro e i Macedoni nel lessico Suda: dall'immagine classica alla visione bizantina [article]

MONICA CAMPANINI
2019
La località dal nome Pandosia è stata identificata variamente con Pandosia Bruzia (vicino Cosenza) o con una cittadina nei pressi di Anglona, nella frazione di Tursi, ma, recentemente, Maria Giuseppina  ...  quindi da considerarsi superata anche la visione di una preminenza di status di una regina 25 Per una discussione approfondita dei criteri dinastici e del diritto vigente alla corte macedone si veda Prestianni-Giallombardo  ... 
doi:10.15167/campanini-monica_phd2019-06-13 fatcat:dhvqsoy4ifftdimkubpnkbgw4i