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Dementia: Screening older adults by telephone

( Source: REHACARE.de )

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

Improving older people’s oral health

Photo: Elderly man brushing his teeth [20/04/2015] Toothaches and mouth problems in elderly people are to be tackled in a health initiative launched this month. The Improving the Oral Health of Older Persons Initiative (IOHOPI), led by Health Education Kent, Surrey & Sussex, has been informed by research by Dr Paul Newton’s research into the experiences of older patients and their carers.Improving older people’s oral health - Read more

Dementia Poetry: "When we are retirees, we might recite hip-hop or rap texts"

Photo: Pauline Füg and Henrikje Stanze People with dementia suddenly remember entire verses from a poem they learned during their childhood. Pauline Füg and Henrikje Stanze experience this frequently when they recite well-known poems in an animated and passionate way. This type of therapy is called DemenzPoesie in German, which stimulates memory. REHACARE.de spoke with its developers about a feeling for language that is not forgotten.Dementia Poetry: "When we are retirees, we might recite hip-hop or rap texts" - Read more

Most people with dementia never have screening

Photo: Elderly couple sitting on a bench [01/12/2014] The majority of people with dementia have never seen a doctor about their memory and thinking problems, according to a new study of the American Academy of Neurology. In the study, 55 percent of the people with dementia had never had an evaluation of their thinking and memory skills with a doctor.Most people with dementia never have screening - Read more

Dancing with dementia – You don’t forget your lust for living

People with and without dementia dance together in a dancing school: "We dance again!" is a project where step sequences do not matter, but the fun of moving does. Because: Everybody can dance!Dancing with dementia – You don’t forget your lust for living - Read more

Ways to boost use of multi-sensory environments in dementia care

Photo: Elderly person holding an illuminated heart item [22/10/2014] A new guide developed by two British academics has shed fresh light on the positive impact multi-sensory environments can have when caring for people with dementia. The publication has been unveiled as part of the Inside Out Festival, which showcases contributions universities make to the English capital’s cultural life.Ways to boost use of multi-sensory environments in dementia care - Read more

Simple test can help detect Alzheimer's before dementia signs show

Photo: Elderly woman at the computer [22/09/2014] York University researchers say a simple test that combines thinking and movement can help to detect heightened risk for developing Alzheimer's disease in a person, even before there are any telltale behavioral signs of dementia.Simple test can help detect Alzheimer's before dementia signs show - 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

Mobility facilitation with dementia

Moving around in the morning independently in the garden, sitting cozily in the afternoon in the rocking chair, and in the evening easily getting to sleep – such moments are of special importance for the quality of life for older individuals. When the mobility is declining, or dementia has been diagnosed there are now practical aids and appliances available.Mobility facilitation with dementia - Read more

Telephone support program beneficial for dementia caregivers

Photo: Caregiver on the phone [18/08/2014] Rhode Island Hospital researchers have found that a support program administered entirely by telephone can significantly reduce depression and other symptoms in informal caregivers, such as family or friends, of individuals with dementia.Telephone support program beneficial for dementia caregivers - Read more

 
 

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