Cognitive Impairment Solutions

On  March 21, 2012 J. Andrew McClure, MSc etal from the Aging, Rehabilitation & Geriatric Care Research Centre, Lawson Health Research Institute, Parkwood Hospital , London, Ontario, Canada published a study as follows:
The Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care suggests that all stroke patients should be screened for cognitive impairment and  those who  have such impairment as shown on a screening test should receive additional  assessment. The purpose of this study was to determine whether care in an Ontario inpatient stroke rehabilitation facility is consistent with these recommendations.  The study included 123 patients. The conclusions that were reached were that although the majority of patients were screened for cognitive impairment while in inpatient rehabilitation, few patients were referred for a comprehensive diagnostic examination. Therefore it appears that specific cognitive deficits are likely underidentified in stroke rehabilitation patients in Ontario.
Since rehabilitation aims to optimize motor, sensory and cognitive performance so that the patient can perform everyday functional tasks and therefore improve his daily quality of life it is important that a tool  be found to do so for stroke victims and those who suffer from other forms of debilitating illnesses and injuries.
One of the newest physical therapy solutions is the TUTOR system. Consisting of the HANDTUTOR, ARMTUTOR, LEGTUTOR and 3DTUTOR these physical therapy products improve daily living impairments through the use of intensive active exercises with augmented feedback. The exercises are challenging and motivating and allow for repetitive training to be tailored to  the patient’s performance. The HANDTUTOR, for example, includes objective quantitative evaluations that provide a thorough documentation of patient performance and thereby allows the physical and occupational therapist to customize an appropriate rehabilitation program for the patient.
Currently in use in leading U.S. and European hospitals and clinics the TUTOR system is FDA and CE certified.
See WWW.MEDITOUCH.CO.IL for more information.

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