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New research center to focus on family caregivers of elderly and disabled

Photo: Elderly woman and family caregiver [20/10/2014] More than 65 million family caregivers in the US help 12 million seniors and people with disabilities to live at home. While family caregivers save the federal government billions each year in long-term care services, these caregivers aren't getting much support in return, said principal investigator Sandy Magaña, professor of disability and human development at University of Illinois at Chicago.New research center to focus on family caregivers of elderly and disabled - Read more

Hidden population: Thousands of youths take on caregiver role at home

Photo: Young hand reaching out and holding old hand [15/10/2014] While the typical preteen or adolescent can be found playing sports or video games after school, more than 1.3 million spend their free time caring for a family member who suffers from a physical or mental illness, or substance misuse.Hidden population: Thousands of youths take on caregiver role at home - Read more

Taking care of family members: with the right knowledge, many things become much easier

The new forum "Coping with Caregiving @home" (German: Leben mit Pflege @home) in Hall 3, Booth 3 G78 informs visitors about a variety of topics centering on caregiving during the REHACARE in daily workshops. Taking care of family members: with the right knowledge, many things become much easier - Read more

Nearly half of older adults have care needs

Photo: Elderly woman gets help to get up from a chair [17/09/2014] Nearly half of older adults – 18 million people – have difficulty or get help with daily activities, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Michigan (UM) and the Urban Institute analyzed data from a national sample of older adults drawn from Medicare enrollment files. In all, 8,245 people were included in the 2011 the National Health and Aging Trends Study.Nearly half of older adults have care needs - Read more

Mindfulness training can brighten outlook on life for person with dementia and caregiver

Photo: Dementia patient and family member [15/09/2014] Mindfulness training for individuals with early-stage dementia and their caregivers together in the same class was beneficial for both groups, easing depression and improving sleep and quality of life, reports new Northwestern Medicine study.Mindfulness training can brighten outlook on life for person with dementia and caregiver - Read more

Dementia carers need more medication management support

Photo: Woman asking her mother to take medication [28/07/2014] Family carers of people with dementia may need more support with medication management, according to a recent study. Researchers interviewed family members who care for loved ones with dementia to understand the problems they face. Preliminary themes identified included practical issues, the need for clear communication and that carers found the responsibility a heavy burden.Dementia carers need more medication management support - Read more

Dementia: Long-term care must be improved

Photo: Physician holding an older person's hand [27/06/2014] As millions of Americans struggle to help loved ones with dementia, policymakers should consider more ways to improve long-term services and supports for the soaring numbers of people with the debilitating condition and their caregivers, a new RAND Corporation study says – and it offers possible ways to do so.Dementia: Long-term care must be improved - Read more

Adult Day-Care Services Boost Beneficial Stress Hormones in Caregivers

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Husband holds his wife's hand [31/03/2014] Family caregivers show an increase in the beneficial stress hormone DHEA-S on days when they use an adult day care service for their relatives with dementia, according to researchers at Penn State and the University of Texas at Austin.Adult Day-Care Services Boost Beneficial Stress Hormones in Caregivers - Read more

Improving Sleep May Reduce Heart Disease Risk in Caregivers

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Photo: Caregiver with elderly woman [05/08/2013] The University of South Florida (USF) College of Nursing is conducting research to improve sleep in those caring for people with dementia and Alzheimer's disease, with the aim of determining if better sleep affects heart health.Improving Sleep May Reduce Heart Disease Risk in Caregivers - Read more

Dementia: Caregivers May Benefit from Tailored Interventions

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Photo: Woman caring for her mother [22/07/2013] Researchers have found that multiple factors contribute to the burden felt by caregivers of people living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. These factors include the direct impact of providing care upon the caregivers' lives, guilt, and frustration or embarrassment.Dementia: Caregivers May Benefit from Tailored Interventions - Read more

 
 

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