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Review to REHACARE 2016

Also this year, we have been reporting live at all four days of REHACARE, the trade fair dedicated to inclusion and self-determined living. You could not attend the trade fair or you want to recall REHACARE? No problem: Discover the variety of products from our exhibitors. Come on a journey with us through the theme parks, congresses and forums.

Experience REHACARE 2016 here - again

Christine Tschuschner - That's how she rolls

She studies hearing impairment pedagogy, is an author at hearzone.net and translates songs into sign language: Christine Tschuschner wants to live in a self-determined way – also with capital resources. That’s why it is important for her that the Federal Participation Law will be optimized. Why she fancies for Cosma Shiva Hagen and which animal she would like to be, she tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Anne Leichtfuß - That's how she rolls

For almost a month, the exhibition "Touchdown 21" has been opened by people with and without Down Syndrome in the Federal Art Gallery in Bonn, Germany (Bundeskunsthalle). Anne Leichtfuß has also put a lot of passion into the preliminary work. On REHACARE.com she tells us what else moves her besides her work as a translator for Easy (German) Language.
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Christian Troger - That's how he rolls

People need clear goals for life, says Christian Troger. Therefore his goal is to motivate and inspire others. Everything that is important for him he tries to realize – in professional or private life. He informs us about the legal situation for disabled people in Austria and what he would like to change, he tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Inclusive storyteller: "You can definitely make a difference and change things"

There are some unique and interesting stories about accessibility and disability. Martin Habacher is someone who tells these stories. His goal is to find and then share them with the world on his YouTube channel. REHACARE.com spoke with Martin Habacher about his most beautiful story and his motivation to look beyond what he sees.
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Listening and understanding: Documentary filmmaker portrays seven people with MS

It is called the disease with a thousand faces: multiple sclerosis (MS) manifests itself very differently in different people. Many don’t like to talk about their illness and the subsequent restrictions it entails. REHACARE.com spoke with Jann Kessler, the director of the documentary film "Multiple Fates - About the Struggle with One’s Own Body" about his personal connection to MS.
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Concept for caregiver workload relief: "Empathy is a fundamental part of being human"

Caregivers encounter many different emotions in their jobs. Patients are in pain, have questions about their own mortality or they pass away. The empathy-based relief concept empCARE was founded to better handle these emotional experiences. With the help of training courses, caregivers are taught to learn how to prevent an empathic emotional overreaction.
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Women with dementia receive less medical attention
Women with dementia have fewer visits to the GP, receive less health monitoring and take more potentially harmful medication than men with dementia, new UCL (University College London) research reveals.
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Psychological well-being and physical activity in older adults
Chapman University publishes research on psychological well-being and physical activity in older adults. They have found an associations between psychological well-being and physical activity in adults ages 50 and older.
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Dementia on the downslide, especially among people with more education
Positive brain health trend may cushion blow on society, but doesn't lessen impact on individual patients and caregivers, U-M researchers say. In a hopeful sign for the health of the nation's brains, the percentage of American seniors with dementia is dropping, a new study finds.
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Queen's researcher explores best treatments for glaucoma
Researchers at Queen's University Belfast together with University of St Andrews and Aberdeen have found that the procedure used to remove cataracts is more successful than current standard treatments with laser in treating Primary Angle-Closure Glaucoma – a leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide.
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Plant compounds may boost brain function in older adults
The same compounds that give plants and vegetables their vibrant colors might be able to bolster brain functioning in older adults, according to a recent study from the University of Georgia.
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mHealth interventions: no silver bullet for diabetes patients
Globally about 442 million people live with diabetes, most of them in low-income countries, where health systems often function poorly. As they are not equipped to follow-up on patients or improve the quality of care, chronic disease management largely falls under the responsibility of the patients.
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Most nursing home patients refuse dental care during stay
Nearly 90 percent of patients at long-term care facilities don't take advantage of dental services, even when they are free, a recent study by University at Buffalo researchers has found.
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Study brings undiagnosed adults living with autism out of the shadows
For most of his life, Kevin Hughes has felt like an outsider. A loner as a child, the 65-year-old comedian struggled socially as a teenager and lacked friends as an adult, often offending people without knowing why.
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Research concerning autism and human evolutionary success
A subtle change occurred in our evolutionary history 100,000 years ago which allowed people who thought and behaved differently - such as individuals with autism - to be integrated into society, academics from the University of York have concluded.
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Children's day 2016: Voices of children with disabilities should be heard
Children with disabilities have the right to the same life as all other children. They have the right to go to the same schools and to participate in all activities alongside their peers. Their voice should also be the first voice to be heard when decisions that concern their lives are taken.
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The Etac Group: see new innovations from Etca, R82, convaid, immedia and molift at REHACARE
The Etac Group, the Scandinavian specialist in world-class assistive products for disabled adults and children, will be delivering its largest ever multiple-brand, new product launch at Rehacare 2016.
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New ETAC ability based seating & "shapeup!" eductional programme to revolutionise wheelchair design at REHACARE
Under a new initiative called ‘Shape Up!’, a world-leading assistive product specialist Etac, will be launching the new Ability Based SeatingTM wheelchair concept at Rehacare (Hall 04, stands D24 &#...
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New Product – Strongback Mobility presents the ergonomic strück 24 wheelchair at REHACARE
The strück 24 wheelchair by Strongback Mobility is the first off‐the‐shelf standard folding manual wheelchair to provide frame‐integrated effective posture support. Its unique ergonomic shape promotes...
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Quha Launches Quha Vido - External Virtual Keyboard and Mouse to Ease Computer Use
Nokia, Finland – September 20th, 2016 Quha today released Quha Vido, the external virtual keyboard and mouse to make computer usage easier for head mouse users. Quha Vido can be seen at the Rehacare...
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Quha Launches Quha Sento MP Multipurpose Contactless Puff Switch
Nokia, Finland – September 20th, 2016 Quha today released Quha Sento MP, the multipurpose contactless puff switch. Quha Sento MP can be seen at the Rehacare exhibition in Düsseldorf on Sep 28th - Oct...
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Assisted Living specialists - Kingkraft seek new European distributors at Rehacare 2016
A UK-based company dedicated to the design and manufacture of assisted living equipment, is set to exhibit a selection of their product range at Rehacare 2016- the world's largest international trade...
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Quha Demonstrates Quha Sento Contactless Puff Switch at Rehacare
Nokia, Finland – September 20th, 2016 Quha’s revolutionary contactless puff switch - Quha Sento - will be demonstrated first time at the Rehacare exhibition in Düsseldorf on Sep 28th - Oct 1st. Quha...
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Ki Mobility Marks 10th Anniversary
KI MOBILITY MARKS 10TH ANNIVERSARY By Laurie Watanabe Feb 26, 2016 The traditional 10th anniversary gift is aluminum — appropriate for a maker of complex rehab manual wheelchairs, including...
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Introducing AssiStep, the Stair Assistant from Norway
AssiStep – the Stair Assistant Every year, only in Norway, 50 people die and 30.000 get injured from falling on stairs. For elderly and people with reduced mobility, stairs can become difficult...
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Final press release:
REHACARE 2016 in Düsseldorf - Full exhibition halls and satisfied exhibitors

A total of 49,300 industry professionals and people affected by disabilities visited the market for opportunities for self-determined living

Photo: REHACARE flags in the wind

A wealth of innovations and subjects that are burning issues for people with disabilities and care requirements resulted in full exhibition halls and satisfied exhibitors at the four days of the REHACARE 2016 trade fair, which came to an end on Saturday, 1 October. A total of 49,300 industry professionals and people affected by disabilities attended Europe's leading trade fair for rehabilitation and care. New information and aids designed to help people with disabilities and care requirements or to support the elderly in leading a largely self-determined life were presented by 916 exhibitors from 36 countries. The REHACARE trade fair recorded its best result in its 39-year history with 32,000 square metres of rented exhibition space.

Read more about the final trade fair balance of REHACARE 2016