Photo: Helle-Viv Helle Magnerud at the harbour between a bulky iron chain; Copyright: private
Helle-Viv Helle Magnerud likes metal music, is in love with Captain Jack Sparrow and would like to understand her cat at least once. She advocates more public commitment, disability rights and their realisation. What kind of dreams she has and why dolphins and pirates play a role in it, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
Marit Müller’s life is like a blockbuster: From romance over drama to western, it includes just everything. And the protagonist herself convinces with unconventional thinking and a healthy self-confidence. Which questions bother her and why does she want to kick some people’s shin, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
Lara Möhlenbeck wants more accessibility and more intensive research. She has a big heart, values honesty, her health and having time for herself. On REHACARE.com she tells us why she likes the German actress Alexandra Maria Lara so much and what else is important to her, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
Photo: Tobias Polsfuß laughing with some of his housemates; Copyright: Daniela Buchholz
A look at the living situation of many people with learning disabilities reveals they often only get to choose between living in care homes or their families’ homes. Many of them are not aware of the numerous inclusive shared housing options that gradually emerge in Germany and where people with or without disabilities live together.
Photo: Marcus Rohrbach cuts fruits in kitchen, camera records scenes, computer screen in foreground
In order to understand the plot of a movie an audio version is very helpful for visually impaired people. Authors watch the whole movies and describe what happens in each scene. But wouldn’t it be possible for a computer software to do this kind of work? Researchers work on developing a program which automatically generates movie descriptions and reads them out.
In the distant future? – But today already a reality: robot caregivers are designed to make the daily tasks of healthcare workers easier. Today these types of helpers are already being used in Japan. They lift people in need of care out of their beds, play cards with them or cuddle with dementia patients.
For patients in rehabilitation after a stroke, walking on an underwater treadmill produces better measures of exercise performance compared to conventional treadmill walking, reports a study in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, the official journal of the Association of Academic Physiatrists.
The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare recently raised the recommended target blood pressure for patients with diabetes. This may lead to more patients suffering from stroke or heart attack, according to a new study from the Sahlgrenska Academy. The new study is the world's largest on the subject and is based on data from the National Diabetes Register.
A shift to defined-contribution retirement plans, such as 401(k) plans, has led to an income and education gap in pension savings that could exacerbate future economic inequality, according to a study that will be presented at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA).
Partners of people with depression are more likely to suffer from chronic pain, research has found. The study shows that the two conditions share common causes - some of which are genetic whilst other causes originate from the environment that partners share.
Reflecting back on incidents can help people manage their anxiety – though, traditional reflection aids such as written diaries are often abandoned. However, wearable technology could provide the solution.
Three studies to be published in the August 2016 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) report that combining two standard medications could lead to greater clinical improvements for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than either ADHD therapy alone.
Acupuncture may help to improve the subtle memory loss that precedes the development of dementia, otherwise known as mild cognitive impairment, or MCI for short, suggests a review of the available published evidence in Acupuncture in Medicine.
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