Module „Memoria“ for OnScreenCommunicator

Help after a brain stroke

After a stroke, the patient's memory is often severely impaired:
Important appointments are often missed. Patients can no longer remember relevant events and arrangements. Often the taking of medication is also forgotten.
This makes coping with everyday life extremely difficult not only for the patient but also for the caring environment.

The negative psychological effect on the patient cannot be neglected either:
While a healthy person is already very annoyed if he has forgotten something important while shopping, forgetting events or important appointments has a strong negative effect on the patient's self-confidence.

This bad feeling of the patient makes the overall situation even more difficult for everyone involved.

In many cases, the patient's motor skills are also impaired and it is not possible for him or her to help himself or herself with a notepad.
General solutions such as the Google calendar do not offer the necessary patient guidance, but are designed for the abilities of healthy people.

The "Memoria" module is a solution to the problems mentioned above:

The „Memoria“ module for OnScreenCommunicator is a collection of functions for stroke patients and for patients suffering from impaired memory following an accident:

The „Memoria“ module contains:

  • - A calendar
  • - A diary
  • - A pain diary
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Memoria calendar

The Memoria calendar is a calendar through which the patient is guided by an assistant.
Events can be conveniently stored in this calendar.
Events are created by the patient himself or can be created by the caregiver in assistant mode. Events created in assistant mode can be supplemented with notes by the patient, but they cannot be deleted or otherwise changed.
First the patient selects a date and then clicks on "New Event".
Different categories appear on the screen, e.g. doctor, purchase, phone call, etc.

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A click selects the desired category of the appointment.
Each category is indicated by a color, so that later in the calendar it is immediately apparent which appointments are currently pending.
After the patient has selected the category, he selects the time in the next step.
He then determines the lead time with which he wants to be reminded of the event...
...and if the event repeats itself:
A special function of the Memoria calendar is the possibility to enter a "Before" text and a "After" text:
In the Before field, the patient enters what he has to think of for this appointment.
For example, the patient enters here that medical letters must be brought along for an examination. Or which things he would like to get when shopping. Or topics that should be discussed during a visit.
The key function of the Memoria calendar is the "after-text".
The "After" field is filled in by the patient after the event.
In the "After" field the patient enters what he needs to remember after the appointment. This could be, for example, the result of a doctor's appointment, the outcome of a conversation, events of a visit or similar.
This "After" text is the heart of an event.
The patient can retrieve, allocate and process the event mentally through the "after" text.
The patient is reminded in time of upcoming events via a pop-up and optionally via a computer voice.
If desired, the patient can be asked to complete the subsequent text after the event.
Appointments can be edited simply by one click:
Using the print function, all entries can be printed comfortably and in a well organized manner.

Memoria diary

A special diary was developed which is particularly easy to use for patients.
The diary is used where the difficult operability of other solutions makes it impossible for patients to use it.

For example, the limited organizational capabilities of patients after a stroke are taken into account. A selection in any form is not necessary: A click on "New diary entry" is sufficient to insert an entry for today's date.
Any number of entries can be made for a day.
Due to its clearly structured interface, "getting lost" is impossible.
The Memoria diary is an excellent innovative helper in difficult situations. With its dynamic interface, it is easy to use on the one hand. On the other hand it offers unlimited space for all entries, because the space adjusts automatically.

Memoria pain diary

The Memoria pain diary is an extremely convenient and easy-to-use solution that allows the patient to express and save their current pain status.
To do that, the patient clicks on "New pain entry".
Now the patient can select and store the felt pain either over a number, a word or over a description.
Using the print function, the pain diary can be printed out for the doctor.
All entries are clearly displayed, so that you can see how the pain has developed over the day, week and month.