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Informal caregivers need a coach

Photo: Elderly woman and informal caregiver [09/12/2015] A Swiss National Science Foundation study has found that informal caregivers should be recognized as competent partners and provided support in using their skills, for instance via a contact desk also available at nights and weekends.Informal caregivers need a coach - Read more

Carers at home: You are not alone!

Caring for a beloved person at home is a challenge for many caregiving relatives. However, they are not alone. There is support for them. Experts at REHACARE tell us what this help can look like.Carers at home: You are not alone! - Read more

Guide on hospital transfers for nursing home residents and their families

Photo: Elderly woman and caregiver [14/10/2015] The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) recently received a $50,000 Engagement Award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute for a program to widely disseminate an evidence-based decision guide they've developed for nursing home residents and their families titled "Go to the Hospital or Stay Here? A Decision Guide for Patients and Families."Guide on hospital transfers for nursing home residents and their families - Read more

Even mild depression puts a burden on Alzheimer's family caregivers

Photo: Dementia patient and caregiving relative [21/09/2015] Caregiving for an Alzheimer's patient is especially burdensome for spousal and family caregivers who at the time of their near and dear one's Alzheimer's diagnosis suffer from depressive symptoms, according to a recent University of Eastern Finland study.Even mild depression puts a burden on Alzheimer's family caregivers - Read more

Caregiving: Alzheimer's puts heavier economic burden on women

Photo: Woman talking to her mother to take her drugs [14/09/2015] Women are not only at greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD) when compared to men; per capita, they also bear six times the cost of AD care that men do, reports a study published in the journal Women's Health Issues.Caregiving: Alzheimer's puts heavier economic burden on women - Read more

Caring for people with dementia – a new Australian-first guide on respite care

Photo: Guide front cover [07/09/2015] Dementia Awareness Month is being marked at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) with the launch of a unique new national guide for carers which aims to help them get the most out of respite care when they need it most.Caring for people with dementia – a new Australian-first guide on respite care - Read more

Cross-cultural care – personal or professional?

The range of services and information focusing on home-based and outpatient care is quite large. Yet oftentimes these services are not sufficiently targeted towards the sociocultural needs and expectations of people with an immigrant background. Now, the OPEN project that’s sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research wants to change this.Cross-cultural care – personal or professional? - Read more

Demographic change: More in-home care

Demographic change is a reality: there are more and more older people in Germany, Europe and all over the world. This increases the percentage of people that need care. They are not only being cared for in professional care facilities but also gradually more often at home in private settings.Demographic change: More in-home care - Read more

More people discuss end-of-life wishes with loved ones

Photo: Older couple, the woman cares for the man [22/04/2015] Discussing end-of-life wishes with loved ones can be difficult, but new research from the University of Missouri shows more individuals are engaging in advance care planning. Advance care planning includes discussing end-of-life care preferences, providing written end-of-life care instructions and appointing a durable power of attorney for health care.More people discuss end-of-life wishes with loved ones - Read more

Carers for the elderly experience stress and their careers suffer

Photo: Elderly woman with wheeled walker and a caregiver [07/01/2015] An ageing population means that increasing numbers of people need to spend time caring for elderly relatives. These carers experience high levels of stress; and if they are also in work, their careers are affected and their employers too could suffer if they lose the services of skilled people for sustained periods. Now, two University of Huddersfield researchers have begun to investigate.Carers for the elderly experience stress and their careers suffer - Read more

 
 

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