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"As experts on their own behalf, family caregivers should publically share more of their experiences"

Photo: Brigitte Bührlen 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

Cost of informal caregiving for US elderly is $522 billion annually

Photo: Elderly woman gets help to get up from a chair [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

New research center to focus on family caregivers of elderly and disabled

Photo: Elderly woman and family caregiver [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

Hidden population: Thousands of youths take on caregiver role at home

Photo: Young hand reaching out and holding old hand [15/10/2014] While the typical preteen or adolescent can be found playing sports or video games after school, more than 1.3 million spend their free time caring for a family member who suffers from a physical or mental illness, or substance misuse.Hidden population: Thousands of youths take on caregiver role at home - Read more

Taking care of family members: with the right knowledge, many things become much easier

The new forum "Coping with Caregiving @home" (German: Leben mit Pflege @home) in Hall 3, Booth 3 G78 informs visitors about a variety of topics centering on caregiving during the REHACARE in daily workshops. Taking care of family members: with the right knowledge, many things become much easier - Read more

Nearly half of older adults have care needs

Photo: Elderly woman gets help to get up from a chair [17/09/2014] Nearly half of older adults – 18 million people – have difficulty or get help with daily activities, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Michigan (UM) and the Urban Institute analyzed data from a national sample of older adults drawn from Medicare enrollment files. In all, 8,245 people were included in the 2011 the National Health and Aging Trends Study.Nearly half of older adults have care needs - 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

Dementia carers need more medication management support

Photo: Woman asking her mother to take medication [28/07/2014] Family carers of people with dementia may need more support with medication management, according to a recent study. Researchers interviewed family members who care for loved ones with dementia to understand the problems they face. Preliminary themes identified included practical issues, the need for clear communication and that carers found the responsibility a heavy burden.Dementia carers need more medication management support - 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

Improving Sleep May Reduce Heart Disease Risk in Caregivers

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Photo: Caregiver with elderly woman [05/08/2013] The University of South Florida (USF) College of Nursing is conducting research to improve sleep in those caring for people with dementia and Alzheimer's disease, with the aim of determining if better sleep affects heart health.Improving Sleep May Reduce Heart Disease Risk in Caregivers - Read more

Dementia: Caregivers May Benefit from Tailored Interventions

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Photo: Woman caring for her mother [22/07/2013] Researchers have found that multiple factors contribute to the burden felt by caregivers of people living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. These factors include the direct impact of providing care upon the caregivers' lives, guilt, and frustration or embarrassment.Dementia: Caregivers May Benefit from Tailored Interventions - Read more

Toolkit to Help People with Dementia Goes Online

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Photo: Old man listening to a woman [12/07/2013] DemTalk, an award-winning toolkit designed by Newcastle University experts to help those coping with dementia, has gone online.Toolkit to Help People with Dementia Goes Online - Read more

Dementia: Adult Day Services Provide Stress Relief to Family Caregivers

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Photo: Elderly woman with younger woman [27/05/2013] Family caregivers of older adults with dementia are less stressed and their moods are improved on days when dementia patients receive adult day services (ADS), according to Penn State researchers. Dementia: Adult Day Services Provide Stress Relief to Family Caregivers - Read more

Dementia: “The Actual Care Dependency Has systematically Been Underreported until now”

Every human has individual needs. This has not been fully realized in the German Long-Term Care Insurance (LTCI): patients with the onset of dementia do not receive the care they really need. Often relatives care from them at home. They are not supported by the LTCI, even though private home care saves the insurance a lot of money.Dementia: “The Actual Care Dependency Has systematically Been Underreported until now” - Read more

Impact of Caring for Adult Child with Disability

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[02/01/2013] A new study highlights economic and psycho-social challenges faced by parents of adult children with disabilities, compared with parents of children without disabilities.Impact of Caring for Adult Child with Disability - Read more

Successful Rehab Due to Family and Friends

The right clinic, the perfect therapist – the success of treatment of rehabilitation depends on many factors. Up to now closely related people from the direct environment of the patients were seldom included actively in the rehabilitation process. A study urges to change this in future.Successful Rehab Due to Family and Friends - Read more

Engaging Parents Leads to Better Treatments for Children With ADHD

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[28/11/2012] Pediatricians and researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's (CHOP) have developed a first-of-its kind tool to help parents and health care providers better treat ADHD (attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder). Engaging Parents Leads to Better Treatments for Children With ADHD - Read more

Link Found Between Child Prodigies and Autism

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[19/11/2012] A new study of eight child prodigies suggests a possible link between these children's special skills and autism.Link Found Between Child Prodigies and Autism - Read more

Palliative Care Experts Call for Better Home Care

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Photo: Old woman with nurse; linked to [12/11/2012] Improved home care resources for people, who would prefer to die at home, are key to providing better end of life care and reducing the strain of the United Kingdom's ageing population on the National Health Service (NHS). Palliative Care Experts Call for Better Home Care - Read more

Stroke Caregivers Are at Risk for Depression

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[24/10/2012] Caregivers of stroke survivors are at risk for developing depression and complications from chronic stress, according to a study by researchers at the Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON)Stroke Caregivers Are at Risk for Depression - Read more

High-tech Tools to Study Autism

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[28/09/2012] Researchers in Georgia Tech's Center for Behavior Imaging have developed two new technological tools that automatically measure relevant behaviors of children, and promise to have significant impact on the understanding of behavioral disorders such as autism.High-tech Tools to Study Autism - Read more

Nurses Examine Caregiver Grief

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[26/09/2012] Family members who care for terminally ill patients at home can be helped by nurses throughout the course of the illness and particularly after the patient's death, according to Penn State nursing researchers.Nurses Examine Caregiver Grief - Read more

March 2012: Conflicts in Care

Whether forcible encroachments or illegal employment of nursing staff – there are more problems in geriatric care than most people suppose. Many conflicts originate from ignorance, excessive demand or financial difficulties. Our Topic of the Month March shows you how to solve „Conflicts in Care“.March 2012: Conflicts in Care - Read more

Violence in Care: "It Starts with a Mean Word and Ends with Murdering“

Senior citizens in need of care become more and more often victims of violent encroachments. Potential culprits are informal caregivers or the nursing staff. What affected people should do and how such situations can be avoided – the experts of a Germany-wide emergency call advice centre in Bonn know it.Violence in Care: "It Starts with a Mean Word and Ends with Murdering“ - Read more

Better Communication Needed between Caregivers and their Relatives with Dementia

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[05/08/2011] Caregivers and their relatives who suffer from mild to moderate dementia often have different perceptions regarding the amount and quality of care given and received.Better Communication Needed between Caregivers and their Relatives with Dementia - Read more

Home Help for Senior Citizens: Legal Employment Must Become Easier

In Germany there often are home helpers from abroad who are occupied illegally. Especially at older people’s homes who need support in everyday life. The reason: Opportunities of legal employment are often unknown, too expensive or juridically shaky. This must change as affected people and experts underline.Home Help for Senior Citizens: Legal Employment Must Become Easier - Read more