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Dementia: “The Actual Care Dependency Has systematically Been Underreported until now”

Every human has individual needs. This has not been fully realized in the German Long-Term Care Insurance (LTCI): patients with the onset of dementia do not receive the care they really need. Often relatives care from them at home. They are not supported by the LTCI, even though private home care saves the insurance a lot of money.Dementia: “The Actual Care Dependency Has systematically Been Underreported until now” - Read more

Reading, Writing, Playing Games Help Aging Brains Stay Healthy

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Photo: Senior reads newspaper; linked to [19/12/2012] Mental activities like reading and writing can preserve structural integrity in the brains of older people, according to a new study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).Reading, Writing, Playing Games Help Aging Brains Stay Healthy - Read more

Elderly: Group Interaction Is the Key to Significant Health Outcomes

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[17/12/2012] The health benefits of 'water clubs' in care homes for the elderly, where residents gather together regularly to drink water, owe as least as much to the social nature of the activity as to the value of drinking water itself, an investigation by psychologists has shown.Elderly: Group Interaction Is the Key to Significant Health Outcomes - Read more

Musculo-Skeletal Fitness is Strong Predictor of Mortality

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Photo: Woman rising up from the floor; linked to [17/12/2012] A simple screening test of musculo-skeletal fitness has proved remarkably predictive of all-cause mortality in a study of more than 2000 middle-aged and older men and women.Musculo-Skeletal Fitness is Strong Predictor of Mortality - Read more

Software Improves Quality of Sound for Hearing Aid Users

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Photo: Old man with hearing problems; linked to [14/11/2012] A new software product developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge could greatly improve sound perception for users of hearing aids. Software Improves Quality of Sound for Hearing Aid Users - Read more

Palliative Care Experts Call for Better Home Care

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Photo: Old woman with nurse; linked to [12/11/2012] Improved home care resources for people, who would prefer to die at home, are key to providing better end of life care and reducing the strain of the United Kingdom's ageing population on the National Health Service (NHS). Palliative Care Experts Call for Better Home Care - Read more

Frail, Older Adults Are More Likely to Be Food Insufficient

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Photo: Patient with doctor during examination; linked to [07/11/2012] A national study of older Americans shows those who have limited mobility and low physical activity are five times more likely to report that they often don't have enough to eat, defined as "food insufficiency," than older adults who were not frail.Frail, Older Adults Are More Likely to Be Food Insufficient - Read more

Positive Thinking Prevents Health Problems

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[31/10/2012] “Always look on the bright side of life.” Thanks to a new study from Concordia University, this catchy refrain offers a prescription for staying healthy during one's golden years, since adopting a positive attitude later in life positively alters body functions.Positive Thinking Prevents Health Problems - Read more

Robots In the Home of Older Adults?

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Photo: Robot with old people at the table; linked to [29/10/2012] Robots have the potential to help older adults with daily activities that can become more challenging with age. But are people willing to use and accept the new technology?Robots In the Home of Older Adults? - Read more

Acceptance of Help From Robots

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[22/10/2012] Most older adults prefer to maintain their independence and remain in their own homes as they age, and robotic technology can help make this a reality. Acceptance of Help From Robots - Read more

 
 

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