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Orchestra helps boost confidence and mood for those with dementia

Photo: Orchestra [16/12/2015] A special orchestra for people with dementia has helped boost their confidence and mood, according to a new research project. The orchestra group has been set up by the Bournemouth University Dementia Institute (BUDI) in Dorset to create a sense of community among participants and also includes professional musicians, carers and students.Orchestra helps boost confidence and mood for those with dementia - Read more

Three-minute test detects common form of dementia that's hard to diagnose

Photo: Developer of the Lewy Body Composite Risk Score [30/11/2015] Although Lewy Body disease (LBD) is the second-most-common degenerative disease after Alzheimer's disease, it's not exactly a household name. It affects more than 1.3 million Americans, is poorly recognized, and diagnosis is often significantly delayed. Patients with LBD simultaneously experience losses in cognitive function, mobility and behavior.Three-minute test detects common form of dementia that's hard to diagnose - Read more

Launching project to teach Tai Chi to people with dementia

Photo: Elderly man doing Tai Chi [23/11/2015] A Bournemouth University researcher has been awarded a prestigious fellowship to launch a health and wellbeing project for people with dementia. Dr Samuel Nyman, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, has been awarded a Career Development Fellowship by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).Launching project to teach Tai Chi to people with dementia - Read more

Music proves to be a real hit in dementia project

Photo: Elderly woman playing the piano, man next to her smiles [23/10/2015] Creative activities, such as designing musical instruments, can improve the quality of life of people with dementia, according to researchers at Lancaster University. The research project also found activities that stimulate multisensory experiences, including tactile, auditory and visual, and encourage physical exercise, such as upper body movement, increase group engagement and social inclusion.Music proves to be a real hit in dementia project - Read more

G-Volution: Fall prevention strikes a new path at REHACARE

"Keep your feet firmly on the ground". This is what we say to someone who needs to calm down or remain within bounds. At REHACARE 2015 a special carpet will be presented which aims to reach exactly the opposite: Those who walk on it shall burst out of their own bounds and learn to walk more securely and become more mobile again.G-Volution: Fall prevention strikes a new path at REHACARE - Read more

QuatrBack: Smart emergency scheme for people with dementia

Photo: Elderly man throwing a football [16/09/2015] People with dementia exhibit many far-reaching changes of conduct. Embarrassment, fear, and reduced orientation ability decrease their degree of independence and social inclusion. The QuartrBack project coordinated by the Evangelische Heimstiftung now combines volunteer work with technologies for location, monitoring, information, and professional care.QuatrBack: Smart emergency scheme for people with dementia - 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

Dementia: better care before research for Alzheimer's cure

Photo: Note that remembers to take medication [19/08/2015] More than $100 million in federal funding was spent last year toward searching for a cure for Alzheimer's disease. However, if given the choice, most people with dementia and those caring for them would like to see the money go elsewhere. Dementia: better care before research for Alzheimer's cure - Read more

Protecting elderly patients at risk of harm

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Screenshot of the elearning module [19/06/2015] Elder abuse is a serious and often unreported health issue. It is estimated that as many as 10 percent of hospital patients age 65 and over are victims of abuse. For every case that is reported, an estimated 23 cases are not.Protecting elderly patients at risk of harm - Read more

Dementia: Screening older adults by telephone

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Photo: An older man talking on a mobile phone [06/05/2015] Nearly two-thirds of older adults were willing to undergo telephone screening for dementia, according to a new study from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute. Willingness to be screened by phone did not differ by sex, age or race.Dementia: Screening older adults by telephone - Read more

 
 

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