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[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
[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
[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
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 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
[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
[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
"As experts on their own behalf, family caregivers should publically share more of their experiences"
Approximately seven percent of people in our society are family members, who look after a loved one in need of care. They accept personal and social responsibility that is oftentimes not sufficiently recognized. To support family caretakers, Brigitte Bührlen founded the WIR! Stiftung pflegender Angehöriger. REHACARE.de spoke with the Chairwoman about networks and self-confidence."As experts on their own behalf, family caregivers should publically share more of their experiences" - Read more
[05/11/2014] The price tag for informal caregiving of elderly people by friends and relatives in the United States comes to $522 billion a year, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Replacing that care with unskilled paid care at minimum wage would cost $221 billion, while replacing it with skilled nursing care would cost $642 billion annually.Cost of informal caregiving for US elderly is $522 billion annually - Read more
[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