Assistive Technology (Equipment) per Stage of Disease

Year: 2016
Assistive technology is unable to be generically prescribed at a particular stage of Machado-Joseph Disease (MJD), as deterioration from MJD is not a linear or predictable experience (refer to Section 1). Rather, it is a dynamic and reflective process involving the person, their environment and the tasks at hand. Each person is affected differently and has their own unique set of skills and circumstances. This medical protocol outlines some of the key considerations of assistive technology in relation to disease progression/stage of the disease (mild, moderate and severe).