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How Autism Changed a Family

All at once the diagnosis Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) changes the life of a whole family. Nothing is the way it used to be or how the parents dreamed of. But soon they realize: There are also many beautiful sides of the new life. A mother narrates.How Autism Changed a Family - 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

Low Vitamin D Levels Increase Risk of Type 1 Diabetes

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[18/02/2013] Having adequate levels of vitamin D during young adulthood may reduce the risk of adult-onset type 1 diabetes by as much as 50 percent, according to researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The findings, if confirmed in future studies, could lead to a role for vitamin D supplementation in preventing this serious autoimmune disease in adults. Low Vitamin D Levels Increase Risk of Type 1 Diabetes - Read more

February 2013: Nutrition in Care

With increasing age the sense of taste decreases more and more, appetite dwindles. Hence, caregivers are challenged to guarantee a sufficient dietary intake anyway. Why this is not always so easy and what one should pay attention to, you will get to know in the Topic of the Month February: Nutrition in Care.February 2013: Nutrition in Care - Read more

Elderly: Ensuring a Successful Nutrition

Eating is supposed to be a pleasure. But for many older people, the daily food intake is increasingly becoming a torment. There are multiple reasons for this, but they are often not recognized until it already is too late. Thus it is the task of the nursing staff to provide a balanced diet.Elderly: Ensuring a Successful Nutrition - Read more

Recognising and Avoiding Malnutrition

Overweight is often discussed as the problem par excellence in our society. However, for senior citizens malnutrition is a much more critical topic. The older the people are the more often this illness occurs. So, caregivers have to be attentive.Recognising and Avoiding Malnutrition - Read more

Fish Oil Helps Heal Bedsores of the Critically Ill

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Photo: Fish oil capsules; linked to [04/01/2013] Fish oil can help lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation in the skin and joints, and promote healthy fetal development. Now a researcher has found that it has a positive effect on bedsores, too.Fish Oil Helps Heal Bedsores of the Critically Ill - 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

Delivered Meals Help Seniors Stay in their Homes

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Photo: Old man gets served some food; linked to [07/12/2012] The more states spend on home-delivered meals under the Older Americans Act, the more likely they are to help people who don't need nursing home care to stay in their homes.Delivered Meals Help Seniors Stay in their Homes - Read more

Successful Rehab Due to Family and Friends

The right clinic, the perfect therapist – the success of treatment of rehabilitation depends on many factors. Up to now closely related people from the direct environment of the patients were seldom included actively in the rehabilitation process. A study urges to change this in future.Successful Rehab Due to Family and Friends - Read more


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