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'Dialing for Diabetes Control' helps urban adults lower blood sugar

Photo: Young woman using a telephone [29/07/2015] Periodic telephone counseling can be a highly effective, low-cost tool for lowering blood-sugar levels in minority, urban adults with uncontrolled diabetes. The findings are the result of a clinical trial led by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and their collaborators at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (Health Department).'Dialing for Diabetes Control' helps urban adults lower blood sugar - Read more

Alzheimer's: How spouse-caregivers sustain relationships

Photo: Elderly couple sitting on a sofa [24/07/2015] In a study conducted at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), researchers looked at how couples affected by Alzheimer’s disease AD maintained their relationships, over the course of many years of marriage, and uncovered 10 patterns of communication that help couples sustain engagement in their relationships. Alzheimer's: How spouse-caregivers sustain relationships - Read more

Alternative communication system for people with cerebral palsy

Photo: A participant sits during the brain polyphony demo [15/07/2015] Scientists of the University of Barcelona developed a device that produces sounds from brain signals. Its ultimate goal is to develop an alternative communication system for people with cerebral palsy to allow them to communicate – and more specifically in this pilot phase, to communicate their emotions.Alternative communication system for people with cerebral palsy - Read more

Ask – don’t assume: Animated tips on how to approach the visually impaired

Photo: A still from the [06/07/2015] As almost any of the UK’s two million visually impaired (VI) will tell you, people with full sight often make incorrect assumptions about their capabilities. Now final year digital design student Harpreet Hakemzadeh from Brunel University London has produced a four minute animated short film designed to make both sides more comfortable.Ask – don’t assume: Animated tips on how to approach the visually impaired - Read more

Assistance: "A dog does not judge and takes people as they are"

Dogs are man’s best friend. VITA assistance dogs are even more than that: they are partners for (canine) life. Whether it’s emptying the washing machine or helping with social contacts – they assist wherever they can. And they do so unconditionally.Assistance: "A dog does not judge and takes people as they are" - Read more

Laura Gentile - That's How She Rolls

Photo: Laura Gentile; linked to Like for many other young women fashion is an important everyday topic for Laura Gentile. That is why she shows on a regular basis in her blog that fashionable clothing and a wheelchair are not contradiction. But the Austrian woman also dreams of changing the world and more respect. Who made her the person she is today, she tells us on REHACARE.com.Laura Gentile - That's How She Rolls - Read more

Communication made easier for children with cerebral palsy

Photo: Man with communication system [29/05/2015] The Biomechanics Institute of Valencia (IBV) has coordinated the ABC project (Augmented BNCI Communication), a European initiative that has developed a new brain-computer interface system to enhance communication skills of people with cerebral palsy from childhood, improving the relationship with their environment and the expression of emotions.Communication made easier for children with cerebral palsy - Read more

Oliver Straub - That's How He Rolls

Photo: Oliver Straub; linked to From Lake Constance to Berlin – this is his aim. In order to pay attention to the so called Bundesteilhabegesetz (Federal Participation Law), Oliver Straub is going to travel this distance with his electric wheelchair this summer. Why this tour and his independence are so important to him and which role his personal assistants play, he tells us on REHACARE.com.Oliver Straub - That's How He Rolls - Read more

Kathi Kahrstedt - That's How She Rolls

Photo: Kathi Kahrstedt; linked to Kathi Kahrstedt is aiming high: With her orthesis she wants to walk 280 kilometers. This way she wants to show that you should not let yourself get knocked down by several diagnoses – and that you can achieve a lot also with a disability. On REHACARE.com she also tells us what her first actions as the German Federal Commissioner for the Disabled would be.Kathi Kahrstedt - That's How She Rolls - Read more

Verena Freund - That's How She Rolls

Photo: Verena Freund; linked to Colorful and diverse – that’s how most children think our world looks like. So how do they draw encounters between people with and without disabilities? This is something Verena Freund wants to find out with her painting competition dealing with the topic inclusion. What kind of obstacles she had to face until now and what especially her family taught her, she told us on REHACARE.com.Verena Freund - That's How She Rolls - Read more

 
 

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