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Degree thesis project June 2012 INTRODUCTION Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (SLA) is a degenerative disease of the nervous system that affects t… Read More
Degree thesis project June 2012 INTRODUCTION Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (SLA) is a degenerative disease of the nervous system that affects the neurons of motion. The patient gradually loses the ability to move but reason and senses remain unchanged. Aisla (the italian association for Sla), since 1983, tries to help patients and their families not to hide and to join together in order to improve their condition. ASSISTANCE, SOLIDARITY and HOPE are the keywords. "Linea Aisla" is our name for the counseling centre of the association. IDEAS Solidarity in based on communication. The communication is represented by a blue thread. This thread interwines and creates a knot similar to a heart. In some popular legends the knot was the symbol that can bind the Spirit to the Earth. The knot is the strenght of life. The heart, instead, is the symbol of love and assistance. For Linea Aisla the knot unravels and creates the word "linea". The communication is free to move from one end to the other. AIMS Every part of this project would reach these aims: 1) INFORM 2) ASK FOR HELP 3) GIVE HELP 4) IMPROVE THE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN PATIENT/FAMILY AND DOCTOR 5) GIVE HOPE Read Less
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