A support program administered entirely by telephone can significantly reduce depression and other symptoms in informal caregivers of individuals with dementia. Read more
Telephone support program beneficial for dementia caregivers
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In times of tablets and smartphones we get information in a matter of seconds. Mobile applications affect our everyday lives. People with disabilities or dementia benefit more and more from apps and mobile ... Read more
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In August: Modern aids of daily living
Elwira Szyca - That's How She Rolls
An active life without standstill. Elwira Szyca lives this philosophy to the fullest. Her dream is to design her aids individually according to her preferences and needs... Read more
Elwira Szyca - That's How He Rolls
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We asked ... Reinhard Schneider
Whether you are young or old, have a disability or dementia – sports can contribute a lot to your general well-being. Respective organizations combine programs and activities and provide competent contacts... Read more
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"Diversity, the presence of variety is the new normal"
Self-determined mobility thanks to driver’s license
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Video: Self-determined mobility thanks to driver’s license
Being mobile and flexible is very important for people with disabilities. A driver’s license and an individually customized car offer autonomy and therefor can be the optimum solution.
20/08/2014 - Controlling a prosthetic arm by just imagining a motion may be possible through the work of Mexican scientists at the Centre for Research and Advanced Studies (CINVESTAV), who work in the development of an arm replacement to identify movement patterns from brain signals. read more
11/08/2014 - Sufferers of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are set to benefit with the dual launch of a specialist Griffith University clinic and smartphone app, both aimed to manage their illness and improve health outcomes. read more
01/08/2014 - A team of researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC) and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is creating a smartphone app that will help older adults to understand their state of health and develop healthier habits. read more
30/07/2014 - A group of researchers in Taiwan has developed a new optical technology that may be able to detect an early complication of diabetes sooner, when it is more easily treated. If the device proves safe and effective in clinical trials, it may pave the way for the early detection and more effective treatment of this complication, called diabetic autonomic neuropathy. read more
25/07/2014 - Getting around in a town or city is a necessity in order to carry out everyday tasks. However, knowing which is the most convenient bus to get to the centre or when you have to change buses is not always a straightforward task. This is now much easier for elderly people because the Tecnalia research centre has produced an app that offers the best alternative by providing clear information. read more
23/07/2014 - Living at home as long as possible is a wish expressed by many people with dementia. To enable this, researchers of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) have developed a computer-based procedure that identifies individual demands in dementia care management. read more
18/07/2014 - The repetitive facilitation exercise (RFE) is one of the most common rehabilitation tactics for stroke patients attempting to regain wrist movement. Stroke hemiparesis individuals are not able to move that part of their body because they cannot create a strong enough neural signal that travels from the brain to the wrist. read more
25/06/2014 - Almost 70 percent of adults with Type 1 diabetes never use their blood glucose self-monitoring devices or insulin pumps to download historical data about their blood sugar levels and insulin doses – information that likely would help them manage their disease better. These new survey results show that only 12 percent of patients regularly review their past glucose and insulin pump data at home. read more
13/08/2014 - The first effective web-based treatment for Bipolar Disorder based on the latest research evidence has been developed by psychologists. read more
13/08/2014 - More than half of older adults who visit emergency departments are either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition, but not because of lack of access to health care, critical illness or dementia. Despite clear signs of malnutrition or risk of malnutrition, more than three-quarters had never previously been diagnosed with malnutrition, according to the results of a study. read more
11/08/2014 - Researchers at the University of Copenhagen and the Copenhagen University Hospital have identified a particular genetic mutation that may cause parkinsonism in young people. The mutation interferes with the brain's transport of the important signal substance dopamine and may also plays a role in mental diseases, e.g. ADHD. read more
28/07/2014 - Family carers of people with dementia may need more support with medication management, according to a recent study. Researchers interviewed family members who care for loved ones with dementia to understand the problems they face. Preliminary themes identified included practical issues, the need for clear communication and that carers found the responsibility a heavy burden. read more
28/07/2014 - New research suggests that regularly monitoring your pulse after a stroke or the pulse of a loved one who has experienced a stroke may be a simple and effective first step in detecting irregular heartbeat, a major cause of having a second stroke. read more
21/07/2014 - An interdisciplinary group of researchers at the University of Arizona (UA) has been awarded a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study language abilities in patients recovering from a stroke. The findings are expected to guide the development of treatments that would help patients regain as much of their language skills as possible. read more
21/07/2014 - Older adults are at a greater danger of falling when walking for utilitarian purposes such as shopping and appointments than when walking for recreation, according to a study from University of Massachusetts Medical School. read more
16/07/2014 - A new study has revealed that gardens in care homes could provide promising therapeutic benefits for patients suffering from dementia. By critically reviewing the findings from 17 different pieces of research, the research has found that outdoor spaces can offer environments that promote relaxation, encourage activity and reduce residents' agitation. read more
14/07/2014 - Depression is a common risk for people who have lost their vision from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), but a new study shows that a type of rehabilitation therapy can cut this risk in half. The study was funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health. read more
02/07/2014 - Imagine feeling a slimy jellyfish, a prickly cactus or map directions on your tablet display, because that's where tactile technology is headed. But you'll need more than just an index finger to feel your way around. read more
06/08/2014 - Children with developmental disabilities are at higher risk for abuse and neglect from parents than children developing at a typical rate. So far, there was little evidence of specific parental behaviors that were associated with the risk, but a Saint Louis University (SLU) study finds inappropriate expectations and lack of empathy play a significant role in triggering the risk. read more
23/07/2014 - Peer-led interventions that target parental well-being can significantly reduce stress, depression and anxiety in mothers of children with disabilities, according to new findings. read more
16/07/2014 - University of California San Francisco (UCSF) researchers have completed the first Internet-based clinical trial for children with autism, establishing it as a viable and cost effective method of conducting high-quality and rapid clinical trials in this population. read more
11/07/2014 - As of 2014, approximately one out of every 68 children born has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Historically, less than one in four youth with ASD successfully transitions into a fully independent adult. read more
09/07/2014 - A children's classic that already is a candidate for the all-time best feel-good book, "Goodnight Moon," has gotten a boost: A University of Colorado (CU) Boulder team printed the first 3D version of it, allowing visually impaired children and their families to touch objects in the story – like the cow jumping over the moon – as it is read aloud. read more
23/06/2014 - Parents who have a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are about one third less likely to have more children than families without an affected child, according to a study led by a UC San Francisco researcher. read more
08/08/2014 - Over the last 4 plus years the FreeWheel® Wheelchair Attachment has been changing the lives of wheelchair users around the world. The down side was only individuals with rigid frame wheelchairs were able to take advantage of the increased mobility associated with the FreeWheel. read more
06/08/2014 - Doug Munsey and Murray Slagerman founded Ki Mobility in 2004. With a combined experience of over 50 years in the complex rehab industry it is their comprehensive knowledge that drives Ki Mobility to achieve the success we share today. read more
04/08/2014 - Larger, more modern and more ergonomic, the new building complex brings training center, administration and sales, as well European logistic, under one roof. read more
24/07/2014 - A [Bristol / South Gloucestershire / West Country] manufacturing firm that put the rubber stretch into the Stretch Armstrong toy has hit the shelves in Boots this week, with a waterproof protector for plaster casts. read more
Exhibitors of REHACARE 2012
Last year the exhibitors presented their products and services in six halls. We talked to some of them and asked them about their trade fair impressions.
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24 - 27 Sept. 2014