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How gardens could help dementia care

Photo: Old man in the garden with his grandchild [16/07/2014] A new study has revealed that gardens in care homes could provide promising therapeutic benefits for patients suffering from dementia. By critically reviewing the findings from 17 different pieces of research, the research has found that outdoor spaces can offer environments that promote relaxation, encourage activity and reduce residents' agitation.How gardens could help dementia care - Read more

New app widens opportunities for dementia assessments

Photo: App being used [09/07/2014] A team of clinicians from Plymouth, UK, and Sydney, Australia, have now launched ACEmobile – a free-to-use app to support the assessment of dementia, worldwide.New app widens opportunities for dementia assessments - Read more

A need for more music therapists in psychiatric health care

Photo: Man and woman making music [02/07/2014] Music can help those without the means to express themselves to communicate. There is a need for more music therapists in psychiatric health care, says researcher Karin Mössler at Uni Research in Bergen, Norway. Music therapy is suitable for all ages, from children born prematurely to elderly people suffering from dementia.A need for more music therapists in psychiatric health care - 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

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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

Lower IQ in Teen Years Increases Risk of Early-Onset Dementia

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[12/03/2014] Men who at the age of 18 years have poorer cardiovascular fitness and/or a lower IQ more often suffer from dementia before the age of 60. This is shown in a recent study encompassing more than one million Swedish men.Lower IQ in Teen Years Increases Risk of Early-Onset Dementia - Read more

Self-rated Physical Fitness in Midlife an Indicator of Dementia Risk

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[05/03/2014] How would you rate your own physical fitness? Is it good, satisfactory or maybe even poor? Surprisingly, your answer may reveal your future risk of getting dementia.Self-rated Physical Fitness in Midlife an Indicator of Dementia Risk - Read more

Experimental Care Program Keeps People with Dementia at Home Longer

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Photo: Nurse with an elderly woman [14/02/2014] An 18-month pilot program that brought resources and counselors to elderly Baltimore residents with dementia and other memory disorders significantly increased the length of time they lived successfully at home, according to Johns Hopkins researchers. Staying at home was a clear preference for most of those who participated in the study.Experimental Care Program Keeps People with Dementia at Home Longer - Read more

February 2014: Living with Dementia

There is not only one form of dementia. It has various faces. According to its varying degree of severity and to the severity of symptoms, the disease can have impact on the particular people in very different ways. In the Topic of the Month February REHACARE.de provides insight into Living with Dementia.February 2014: Living with Dementia - Read more

Forgetting Dementia while Dancing

As a couple or alone, in the wheelchair or with a wheeled walker or a cane – if the music is right, everybody wants to move to it and dance. The project “We dance again!” takes advantage of this natural impulse and brings people with dementia to a place where their disease does not matter: on the dance floor.Forgetting Dementia while Dancing - Read more

 
 

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