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Dementia: Storytelling Program Helps Change Medical Students' Perspectives

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Photo: Elderly people [15/07/2013] Researchers say that storytelling may be one way to improve medical students' perceptions of people affected by dementia. Participation in a creative storytelling program called TimeSlips creates a substantial improvement in student attitudes. Dementia: Storytelling Program Helps Change Medical Students' Perspectives - Read more

Toolkit to Help People with Dementia Goes Online

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Photo: Old man listening to a woman [12/07/2013] DemTalk, an award-winning toolkit designed by Newcastle University experts to help those coping with dementia, has gone online.Toolkit to Help People with Dementia Goes Online - Read more

Robo-Pets May Contribute to Quality of Life for Those With Dementia

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Photo: Glenda Cook with PARO seal - 1 [26/06/2013] Robotic animals can help to improve the quality of life for people with dementia, according to new research. A study has found that interacting with a therapeutic robot companion made people with mid- to late-stage dementia less anxious and also had a positive influence on their quality of life.Robo-Pets May Contribute to Quality of Life for Those With Dementia - Read more

Dementia: Adult Day Services Provide Stress Relief to Family Caregivers

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Photo: Elderly woman with younger woman [27/05/2013] Family caregivers of older adults with dementia are less stressed and their moods are improved on days when dementia patients receive adult day services (ADS), according to Penn State researchers. Dementia: Adult Day Services Provide Stress Relief to Family Caregivers - Read more

Dementia Care Costs among Highest of all Diseases

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Photo: Dementia patient and nurse [08/04/2013] The costs of caring for people with dementia in the U.S. are comparable to – if not greater than – those for heart disease and cancer, according to new estimates by researchers at the University of Michigan Health System and nonprofit RAND Corporation.Dementia Care Costs among Highest of all Diseases - Read more

Tackling Issues of Sexuality among People with Dementia

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[25/03/2013] Managing the delicate issue of sexual expression amongst people with dementia is the focus of a new education resource produced by Griffith University researcher Cindy Jones.Tackling Issues of Sexuality among People with Dementia - Read more

Dementia: Eating Habits Improve Physical and Mental Health

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Photo: Elderly man eating [08/03/2013] A new analysis has found that a combination of methods that help patients with dementia remember proper eating habits can improve their physical health and lessen symptoms of depression. The study indicates that clinicians should consider using this intervention in individuals with dementia who also have poor nutrition and signs of depression.Dementia: Eating Habits Improve Physical and Mental Health - Read more

Dementia Sufferers Benefit from GPS

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Photo: Man on a park bench [25/02/2013] Localisation technology helps achieve an increased sense of security, freedom and quality of life for dementia patients...Dementia Sufferers Benefit from GPS - Read more

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

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

 
 

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