European Project Brain@Home: official website now available

From today it is possible to deepen the story and development of the Brain@Home project on the official website.

Casa di Cura Privata del Policlinico (CCPP) is part of the European Brain@Home project: Moving and Enhancing brain training for an active life, co-funded by the International AAL program on Joint Call 2015 “Living Actively and Independently at Home”. This project is part of the support actions for older adults, to develop solutions to live longer autonomously at home through the contribution of new technologies (“support for older people to live longer in their homes with the contribution of ICT based solutions “).

The project, co-funded by MIUR for the Italian side, is coordinated at European level by SIVECO Romania, in collaboration with 5 other partners from 3 countries: Casa di Cura Privata del Policlinico (Italy), MediaHospital (Italy), Pannon Business Network Association (Hungary ), InfomatiX (Hungary) and the University of Bucharest (Romania).

For further information on the involvement of CCPP in the project please visit the page Brain@Home.

Patient Engagement

Consensus Conference for Patient Engagement

Casa di Cura Privata del Policlinico is continuing to aim on the increasing role of the person, seen as an active and “expert” subject within the clinical-care process.

This path led to the implementation of the Consensus Conference on the topic “Recommendations for the Promotion of Patient Engagement in Clinical-Nursing Care for Chronic Diseases” on April 5th. The event was held at Università Cattolica, in collaboration with the Lombardy Region and under the supervision of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità. More than 100 experts, representatives of different professional worlds, citizen associations, patients and institutions, attended the Consensus Conference.

On June 13, 2017 the Chair of the Jury Panel of the Consensus Conference will communicate to the public the recommendations that have emerged for the promotion of Patient Engagement.

Participation in the event is free, registration for the event is available on this link.




Brain Awareness Week

Casa di Cura Privata del Policlinico participated in the International “Brain Awareness Week” initiative by making available a team of memory experts, neurologists, geriatricians and neuropsychologists who are active in the clinical and therapeutic characterization of memory disorders that affect people in adulthood and the elderly. For more information visit this page.

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International BrainArt Convention

Casa Di Cura Privata del Policlinico was among the promoters of the International BrainArt Convention, which was held on Friday March 10 in Lecco.

The day included:
A conference devoted to: “Cognitive dysfunctions and dementia diseases: the new frontiers of the artistic, creative, musical and multimedia approach”.

Organized by the CRAMS Association of Lecco, with CCP, ATS Brianza (Lombardy Region), Department of Health and Social Welfare of Canton Ticino (CH) and with the EuroMediterranean Network of Human Medicine. In collaboration with Lecco Province, ASST Lecco, Terra Project Onlus, Pro Senectute (CH) and with support from Cariplo Foundation. The event enjoys ECM accreditation.

A person with cognitive dysfunctions, in the course of the evolution of the disease, encounters a reduction in expressive potential at the cognitive but also emotional and social level, with negative consequences on the ability to establish or maintain contact with each other. Attention to the maintenance and/or development of the expressive and creative potential of these people thus becomes a constituent element in actions aimed at spreading respect for humanity and human dignity. There is an increasing interest in understanding the mechanisms behind the perception and musical and sensorial processing in humans. At the same time, studies on the effects of artistic experience on neurobiological, psychomotor and cognitive functions are spread. Technology, on the other hand, expands the potential measurability of the results of this type of intervention. Proposals aimed at enhancing the motivation-based expression, as well as experimenting with practices to slow the memory regression and logic-expressive-motor activity, are being studied. The work tools of experimental activity include, inter alia, multisensory interaction, artistic production, connections between different arts, and motivational stimulation. This event aims to deepen the neurobiological bases of creative music processing, possible healthcare applications, artistic practices and connections with cultural institutions that are at the forefront in identifying new service models for users affected by Cognitive dysfunctions.

Main objectives:

• Collect pilot experiences and good practices in place in Italy and Switzerland

• Introduce recent software and hardware achievements to stimulate innovative digital design pathways

• Analyze the potential of neurological instruments and methods

• Draw experimental services involving patients and families in creative artistic pathways on “art and beauty”

Brainart was a dynamic and open lab to stimulate discussion about new social services and the new frontiers of complementary care research.


CCP becomes a member of the European Innovation Partnership in Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA)

CCP has recently joined the European Innovation Partnership in Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA), a pilot initiative launched by the European Commission to foster innovation in the field of active and healthy ageing.

The concept of European Innovation Partnerships (EIPs) is a new approach to EU research and innovation. It brings together all relevant actors at EU, national and regional levels across different policy areas to handle with specific societal challenges, and involves all the innovation chain levels, including many major Italian regions, like Lombardy Region itself. The EIP in the field of Active and Healthy Ageing was the first EIP created in 2011.

CCP became a member of the Action Group A2, related to Fall Prevention.

The main objective of the Action Group A2 is to reduce the falls by ensuring that the new technologies to monitor falls enter markets faster, connecting research to innovation and strengthening procurement processes. The Group also supports the set-up of regional programmes for early diagnosis and the prevention of falls. The current Action Group brings together over 100 organizations representing 68 multi-stakeholder commitments from regional and national administrations, local authorities, research centers, academia, SMES and large industry, advocacy organizations from across the EU.

CCP presented a commitment related to the prevention of secondary injurious falls. The aim of the current work we are performing is to develop a program for primary falls prevention and to evaluate it for secondary falls prevention. The work is articulated into three phases. In the first phase, programs and practices in falls prevention are being collected and systematized in an easy-to-use repository. In the next phase, the efficacy of the repository for secondary falls prevention will be evaluated by longitudinally recording falls in a population of patients with sever motor impairment and were admitted to a rehabilitation hospital because of it. In the third phase it will be evaluated a Fall Risk Index, comparing the data from the evaluations with the evidence based falls database.


MemoMCI study launch: the European Commission is funding research to improve memory

MemoMCI is a study, funded by the European Commission (Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, the Horizon 2020 program), aiming at improving episodic memory through a non-pharmacological treatment in elderly individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).

Since September 2016, following approval of Ethical Committee, the Principal Investigator Dr. Marco Sandrini has initiated research at the Casa di Cura del Policlinico with the scientific supervision of Dr. Massimo Corbo, Scientific Director of the Department of Neuroriabilitative Sciences of CCP.

The aim of the study is to identify individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) who will benefit most from treatment with non-invasive electrical stimulation (tDCS) based on integrity of some aspects found on their MRI exams and in relation to the characteristics of some of their genes associated with memory.

For further information click here


Horizon 2020 – EU Framework Program for Scientific Research and Innovation Excellence Marie- Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MCSA) – Reintegration Panel in European Fellowship (EF).

Study Title

Targeting reconsolidation to strengthen memories in individuals with mild cognitive impairment. RI-Reintegration panel; Proposal number: 658496; Proposal acronym: MemoMCI; Official link


Dr. Marco Sandrini, Principal Investigator

Dr. Massimo Corbo, Scientific Supervisor

Dr. Alessia Monti, Co-Investigator


Researcher: Dr. Marco Sandrini

Mail: m.sandrini@ccppdezza.it

Project Coordinator: Ms. Valentina Brunati

Office design +39 0248593514

Mail: v.brunati@ccppdezza.it



Accomodation for patients and their families- “La Casa Teddy” Onlus

Casa di Cura Privata del Policlinico has launched a collaboration with “La Casa Teddy” Onlus. “La Casa Teddy” Onlus is a member of the network “A Home Away from Home”, that offers to patients and their families support in finding the closest accommodation to the hospital where treated.

The structure is located in Via Ruggero Lauria 12 / B – 20149 Milano, and offers different type of rooms: common apartment for sharing, children’s play area, large terrace, communal facilities.

One night fees are the following:

Single room € 25.00

Double room € 45.00

Triple Room € 55.00

For more information please call or write:

 Tel. Cell. 338.40.04.008 – 327.85.14.567

E-mail: lacasaditeddyonlus@tiscali.it

Pec: lacasaditeddyonlus@postecert.it


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