Main content of this page

Anchor links to the different areas of information in this page:

You are here: REHACARE Portal. REHACARE Magazine.

Interviews

Interviews

Experts, celebreties, subjects - they all are talking to REHACARE.de and give their opinion on topics concerned with politics, work or life itself.

 
 

Exercise before school may reduce ADHD symptoms in kids

Photo: Boy riding a bike [10/09/2014] Paying attention all day in school as a kid isn't easy, especially for those who are at a higher risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A new study from Michigan State University and University of Vermont researchers shows that offering daily, before-school, aerobic activities to younger, at-risk children could help in reducing the symptoms of ADHD in the classroom and at home.Exercise before school may reduce ADHD symptoms in kids - Read more

Inclusion, of course, means being a part of something - also visually

In the future children with handicap shall be a natural part of the class community in mainstream schools. This social change is necessary and was long overdue. Aids and appliances make it easier for these children to compensate for their disability. They are intended to serve and support them in utilising their full potential and develop their abilities. Inclusion, of course, means being a part of something - also visually - Read more

Movement disorders in young people related to ADHD

Photo: Chemical structure of dopamine [11/08/2014] Researchers at the University of Copenhagen and the Copenhagen University Hospital have identified a particular genetic mutation that may cause parkinsonism in young people. The mutation interferes with the brain's transport of the important signal substance dopamine and may also plays a role in mental diseases, e.g. ADHD. Movement disorders in young people related to ADHD - Read more

Elderly: Highest risk for outdoor falls is walking out of necessity

Photo: Elderly person with a wheeled walker [21/07/2014] Older adults are at a greater danger of falling when walking for utilitarian purposes such as shopping and appointments than when walking for recreation, according to a study from University of Massachusetts Medical School.Elderly: Highest risk for outdoor falls is walking out of necessity - Read more

Physical activity helps maintain mobility in older adults

Photo: Older man who is nordic walking in the forest [02/06/2014] Exercise can help keep older adults healthy. Now a study, the first of its kind to look at frail, older adults, proves that physical activity can help these people maintain their mobility and dodge physical disability.Physical activity helps maintain mobility in older adults - Read more

Physical Function and Sense of Autonomy Determine Life-Space Mobility in Elderly

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Older man with a wheeled walker [09/05/2014] Physical function and sense of autonomy are independent determinants of life-space mobility in older people. This was found in a study conducted at the Gerontology Research Center of the University of Jyväskylä.Physical Function and Sense of Autonomy Determine Life-Space Mobility in Elderly - Read more

Light Activity Every Day Keeps Disability at Bay

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Man and woman jogging [05/05/2014] Pushing a shopping cart or a vacuum does not take a lot of effort, but enough of this sort of light physical activity every day can help people with or at risk of knee arthritis avoid developing disabilities as they age, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.Light Activity Every Day Keeps Disability at Bay - Read more

Midlife Occupational Physical Activity Limits Mobility in Old Age

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Man carries wood [25/04/2014] Strenuous occupational physical activity in midlife increases the risk of mobility limitation in old age, whereas leisure-time physical activity decreases the risk. This is found in a study which followed up 5,200 public sector employees for 28 years. The study was conducted at the Gerontology Research Center in Finland and the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health.Midlife Occupational Physical Activity Limits Mobility in Old Age - Read more

Can a Treadmill Help Seniors Avoid Falls?

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Woman demonstrating treadmill training [24/03/2014] Clive Pai believes people can be trained not to fall. The professor of physical therapy at the University of Illinois at Chicago will use a five-year, $1 million grant from the National Institute of Aging to develop a computerized treadmill program that could be used in physical therapy offices to prevent falls and fall-related injuries in older adults.Can a Treadmill Help Seniors Avoid Falls? - Read more

High-Tech Prosthetics and Orthotics Offer Active Life-Style

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Man with prosthesis running [10/02/2014] Thanks to advanced technologies, those who wear prosthetic and orthotic devices are now able to break previous activity boundaries. People with amputations now have prosthetic devices that allow them to engage in and function more effectively in a wider range of daily activities, exercise, sports, and even extreme sports, such as long-distance snowshoeing and ice climbing.High-Tech Prosthetics and Orthotics Offer Active Life-Style - Read more

Exercise in Middle Age Protects against Muscle Weakness Later in Life

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Man and woman exercising [16/12/2013] A cross-sectional study by investigators from Tokyo University has found that exercising in middle age is a protective factor against sarcopenia and effective in maintaining muscle strength and physical performance.Exercise in Middle Age Protects against Muscle Weakness Later in Life - Read more

Elderly: Exercise Program Helps Reduce Pain and Improve Mobility

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Man and woman exercising [08/11/2013] Collaborative study reveals novel finding that aerobic exercise results in increased hippocampal volume, increased connectivity and improved memory in persons with Multiple Sclerosis.Elderly: Exercise Program Helps Reduce Pain and Improve Mobility - Read more

Aerobic Exercise Benefits Memory in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Man and woman exercising [06/11/2013] Collaborative study reveals novel finding that aerobic exercise results in increased hippocampal volume, increased connectivity and improved memory in persons with MS.Aerobic Exercise Benefits Memory in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis - Read more

Anklebot Helps Determine Ankle Stiffness

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Front and side view of a volunteer wearing the Anklebot [25/10/2013] For most healthy bipeds, the act of walking is seldom given a second thought: One foot follows the other, and the rest of the body falls in line, supported by a system of muscle, tendon, and bones. Now, researchers have measured the stiffness of the ankle in various directions using a robot called the Anklebot.Anklebot Helps Determine Ankle Stiffness - Read more

Climbing with Multiple Sclerosis: „Climbing Is One of the Healthiest and Therapeutically Most Successful Sports”

Falko Nettekoven always aimed high. Not even the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) could stop him. To him, climbing is the best form of therapy. That is the reason why he has been searching for a climbing group for handicapped people near Cologne for a long time. Someday he was fed up with searching and decided to form such a group himself.Climbing with Multiple Sclerosis: „Climbing Is One of the Healthiest and Therapeutically Most Successful Sports” - Read more

Walking to Work Cuts Risk of Diabetes

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Two people walking [07/08/2013] People who walk to work are around 40 per cent less likely to have diabetes as those who drive, according to a new study.Walking to Work Cuts Risk of Diabetes - Read more

Moving More May Lower Stroke Risk

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Man and woman exercising [19/07/2013] Here's yet another reason to get off the couch: new research findings suggest that regularly breaking a sweat may lower the risk of having a stroke.Moving More May Lower Stroke Risk - Read more

Handicapped More Likely to Be Obese

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Belly and crutch [05/07/2013] Adults with a disability are more likely to be obese or extremely obese than those without a disability according to a study led by researchers at The University of Texas School of Public Health (UTHealth).Handicapped More Likely to Be Obese - Read more

Children With Delayed Motor Skills Struggle More Socially

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Junge auf Fahrrad [03/07/2013] Studies have shown that children with autism often struggle socially and now new research suggests that a corresponding lack of motor skills – including catching and throwing – may further contribute to that social awkwardness.Children With Delayed Motor Skills Struggle More Socially - Read more

RA Patients Define Ideal Online Tool for Physical Activity

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Old woman with a notebook [14/06/2013] Results of the first study involving Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) patients in the development of an internet-based physical activity intervention show what is crucial for the adoption and maintenance of physical activity.RA Patients Define Ideal Online Tool for Physical Activity - Read more

Diminished Balance in Those with Poor Vision

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[12/06/2013] Research has found that visually impaired individuals and those with uncorrected refractive error have a significantly greater risk of diminished balance with their eyes closed on a compliant, foam surface than individuals with normal vision.Diminished Balance in Those with Poor Vision - Read more

Seniors: Cardio and Weight Training Reduces Access to Health Care

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Elderly woman doing yoga [15/05/2013] Forget apples – lifting weights and doing cardio can also keep the doctors away, according a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute.Seniors: Cardio and Weight Training Reduces Access to Health Care - Read more

Physical Exercise in the Fight against Osteoporosis

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Elderly woman exercising [13/05/2013] Montserrat Otero, PhD holder in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country, has designed a physical exercise program which is based on very basic, rudimentary materials and which significantly improves upper and lower limb strength as well as static and dynamic balance in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis. Physical Exercise in the Fight against Osteoporosis - Read more

Mobility Shoes Take a Load off for Knee Osteoarthritis Sufferers

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Walking feet [10/04/2013] New research suggests that patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) who wear flat, flexible footwear (mobility shoes) had significant reduction in knee loading – the force placed upon the joint during daily activities.Mobility Shoes Take a Load off for Knee Osteoarthritis Sufferers - Read more

Elderly: Hospital Recovery in Motion

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[18/03/2013] A new study has found a link between the activity levels of elderly people who have just been released from the hospital and the risk that they will require readmission within 30 days.Elderly: Hospital Recovery in Motion - Read more

Elderly Benefit from Home-Based DVD Exercise Program

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Elderly doing some fitness exercises [13/03/2013] Fitness DVDs are a multimillion-dollar business, and those targeting adults over the age of 55 are a major part of the market. With names like "Boomers on the Move," "Stronger Seniors" and "Ageless Yoga," the programs promise much, but few have ever been rigorously tested.Elderly Benefit from Home-Based DVD Exercise Program - Read more

Musculo-Skeletal Fitness is Strong Predictor of Mortality

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Woman rising up from the floor; linked to [17/12/2012] A simple screening test of musculo-skeletal fitness has proved remarkably predictive of all-cause mortality in a study of more than 2000 middle-aged and older men and women.Musculo-Skeletal Fitness is Strong Predictor of Mortality - 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

Exoskeleton Offers New Degree of Independence

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Brian Schaffer and the exoskeleton; linked to [28/11/2012] A team of engineers at Vanderbilt University's Center for Intelligent Mechatronics has developed a powered exoskeleton that enables people with severe spinal cord injuries to stand, walk, sit and climb stairs.Exoskeleton Offers New Degree of Independence - Read more

Optimised Clothing for Wheelchair Athletes

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: sports man with hand bike; linked to [21/11/2012] More functionality and comfort for wheelchair basketball players and hand bikers. Within the framework of a research project, scientists at the Hohenstein Institute in Bönnigheim are aiming to optimise functionality and comfort of sportswear for wheelchair users.Optimised Clothing for Wheelchair Athletes - Read more

Paralympian Tells How Technology Changed Her Life

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[12/11/2012] Jenifer French, a sailor who won a silver medal at this summer's London Paralympics, describes in a new book how cutting-edge medical technology from the Cleveland Functional Electrical Stimulation Center allowed her to resume an active life after being paralyzed 14 years ago.Paralympian Tells How Technology Changed Her Life - Read more

Frail, Older Adults Are More Likely to Be Food Insufficient

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Patient with doctor during examination; linked to [07/11/2012] A national study of older Americans shows those who have limited mobility and low physical activity are five times more likely to report that they often don't have enough to eat, defined as "food insufficiency," than older adults who were not frail.Frail, Older Adults Are More Likely to Be Food Insufficient - Read more

New Metric to Track Prosthetic Arm Progress

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Patient with prosthetic arm; linked to [05/11/2012] Amputees with a new prosthetic arm must learn how to use it to perform everyday tasks that were once second nature. Taking off a shirt becomes a conscious, multistep effort: grasp it, lift it over the head, pull arms through the sleeves, place the shirt on the table, let go of the shirt.New Metric to Track Prosthetic Arm Progress - Read more

Impact of Sports on People With Disabilities

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[24/10/2012] Ashley Thomas was born with spina bifida and uses a wheelchair. She also holds a position on the U.S. national para-kayak team, and founded and runs a successful nonprofit organization called "Bridge II Sports." Impact of Sports on People With Disabilities - Read more

Exercise: More Quality of Life for Senior Citizens

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[05/10/2012] A current Canadian study shows that it is never too late to start exercising. Even the very elderly and frail can draw numerous benefits from regular group exercises.Exercise: More Quality of Life for Senior Citizens - Read more

Parkinson's Disease: Walking to the Beat Helps

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[01/10/2012] Walking to a beat could be useful for patients needing rehabilitation, according to a study. The findings demonstrate that researchers should further investigate the potential of auditory, visual, and tactile cues in the rehabilitation of patients suffering from illnesses like Parkinson's.Parkinson's Disease: Walking to the Beat Helps - Read more

Blood Sugar Diabetes Risk for South Asians

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[10/09/2012] A new diabetes study at the University of Leicester has discovered that South Asians – people of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Sri Lanka origin – have higher levels of blood sugar than white Europeans independent of risk factors that influence sugar levels.Blood Sugar Diabetes Risk for South Asians - Read more

Tracing the Paralympic Movement's "Freak Show" Roots

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[03/09/2012] Danielle Peers has lived the thrill and pressure, revelled in competition and brought home hardware from the Paralympic Games. But beneath the cheers, the University of Alberta researcher questions whether the Paralympic movement is as empowering as its benevolent image.Tracing the Paralympic Movement's "Freak Show" Roots - Read more

Red Wine: Walk Away from Mobility Problems

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[31/08/2012] In a stride toward better health in later life, scientists reported that resveratrol, the so-called "miracle molecule" found in red wine, might help improve mobility and prevent life-threatening falls among older people.Red Wine: Walk Away from Mobility Problems - Read more

London 2012: In the Grip of the Paralympics Fever

Long jumpers, javelin throwers and sprinters – the athletes of the Paralympics in London are all fire and flame for the most important competition in the world. The organizers of these events have caught the Paralympics fever as well. In the current documentary on REHACARE.de top athletes speak about their ultimate goals and of their secret fears.London 2012: In the Grip of the Paralympics Fever - Read more

“Exergames” Not Perfect, but Can Lead to More Exercise

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[10/08/2012] Active video games (AVGs), also known as "exergames", are not the perfect solution to the nation's sedentary ways, but they can play a role in getting some people to be more active. Researchers say that most of the AVGs provide only "light-to-moderate" intensity physical activity.“Exergames” Not Perfect, but Can Lead to More Exercise - Read more

Yoga Improves Motor Function After Stroke

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[01/08/2012] Group yoga can improve motor function and balance in stroke survivors, even if they do not begin yoga until six months or more after the stroke, according to "Post-Stroke Balance Improves With Yoga: A Pilot Study."Yoga Improves Motor Function After Stroke - Read more

Auxiliary Means: Until the Prosthesis Fits

After accidents and amputations, prosthetics help in replacing missing body parts. However, for the devices to function optimally, they have to be fitted well to the wearer. A comprehensive process – from manufacturing to walking training. Auxiliary Means: Until the Prosthesis Fits - Read more

Older Adults Need More Vitamin D

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[25/06/2012] Older adults who do not get enough vitamin D – either from diet, supplements or sun exposure – may be at increased risk of developing mobility limitations and disability, according to new research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Centre.Older Adults Need More Vitamin D - Read more

Amputee Athletes Without Physical Boundaries

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[08/06/2012] Carlos Gonzalez stands out from an athletic group gathered on a grassy field at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). The 32-year-old sports a stylish fauxhawk. He is training to become a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter.Amputee Athletes Without Physical Boundaries - Read more

Tai Chi Increases Mobility in Older People

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[06/06/2012] A study of Gary Brosvic of Rider University, New Jersey has shown that taking part in a Tai Chi exercise programme reduced the number of falls and increased mobility in a group of senior citizens in assisted living in the United States.Tai Chi Increases Mobility in Older People - Read more

Schoolyard for Children with Autism

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[21/05/2012] Chelsey King of the Kansas State University is working with Katie Kingery-Page to envision a place where elementary school children with autism could feel comfortable and included.Schoolyard for Children with Autism - Read more

Fluctuating Sense of Control Linked to Cognitive Ability

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[30/04/2012] Everyone has moments when they feel more in control of their lives than at other times. New research from North Carolina State University shows that this sense of control fluctuates more often, and more quickly, than previously thought – and that this sense of control may actively affect cognitive abilities.Fluctuating Sense of Control Linked to Cognitive Ability - Read more

Wheelchair Tai Chi Brings Mobility

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[20/04/2012] An innovative 13-postures Tai Chi designed for wheelchair users has brought the traditional Chinese martial and healing arts to people with ambulatory impairment, thanks to the technology and program developed by Zibin Guo of the University of Tennessee Chattanooga.Wheelchair Tai Chi Brings Mobility - Read more

Dementia: Understanding the Patient Brings Better Care

Patients suffering from dementia often cannot articulate themselves clearly. If they constantly shout out incomprehensible words or even react aggressively towards their surrounding, it can be a difficult situation for the people caring for them. Scientists are therefore researching support possibilities to unburden the interaction for both parties...Dementia: Understanding the Patient Brings Better Care - Read more

Diabetes Risk from Sitting Around

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[12/03/2012] A new study has found that women who stay seated for long periods of time every day are more prone to developing type 2 diabetes, but that a similar link wasn't found in men. Diabetes Risk from Sitting Around - Read more

Factors that Predict Walking Difficulty in Elderly

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[27/01/2012] Yale School of Medicine researchers have found that the likelihood of becoming disabled with age increases with the following factors: having a chronic condition or cognitive impairment, low physical activity or slower gross motor coordination.Factors that Predict Walking Difficulty in Elderly - Read more

"Exergames" May Provide Cognitive Benefit for Older Adults

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[23/01/2012] Virtual reality-enhanced exercise, or "exergames," combining physical exercise with computer-simulated environments and interactive videogame features, can yield a greater cognitive benefit for older adults than traditional exercise alone, according to a new study."Exergames" May Provide Cognitive Benefit for Older Adults - Read more

Brief, High-Intensity Workouts May Help Diabetics Lower Blood Sugar

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[19/12/2011] Researchers at McMaster University have found that brief high intensity workouts, as little as six sessions over two weeks, rapidly lower blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetics, offering a potential fix for patients who struggle to meet exercise guidelines.Brief, High-Intensity Workouts May Help Diabetics Lower Blood Sugar - Read more

Blame Backbone Fractures on Evolution, Not Osteoporosis

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[31/10/2011] Osteoporosis is blamed for backbone fractures. The real culprit could well be our own vertebrae, which evolved to absorb the pounding of upright walking, researchers at Case Western Reserve University say.Blame Backbone Fractures on Evolution, Not Osteoporosis - Read more

Phthalates: Linked to Decreased Mental and Motor Development

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[30/09/2011] A study by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health heightens concerns over the potential health effects on children of a group of ubiquitous chemicals known as phthalates. Phthalates are a class of chemicals that are known to disrupt the endocrine system.Phthalates: Linked to Decreased Mental and Motor Development - Read more

REHACARE 2011: The price of inclusion

Accessibility and inclusion - these are the goals set by legislation and lobbyists for disabled people. Not just integration, but the right of full social acceptance of each person as an individual. With this in mind manufacturers, interested parties and representers discussed rehabilitation, nursing care and aid in Düsseldorf at the REHACARE.REHACARE 2011: The price of inclusion - Read more

High Speed ​​and cuddly seals - Opening Report REHACARE 2011

Helpers, who are individually customized are able to assist people with disabilities in all walks of life: When moving, with their personal care or communication. Nowadays HighTech plays a crucial role - as the trade fair REHACARE in Düsseldorf shows. High Speed ​​and cuddly seals - Opening Report REHACARE 2011 - Read more

Stroke: New Sensor Glove May Help Patients Recover Mobility

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[11/05/2011] People who have strokes are often left with moderate to severe physical impairments. Now, thanks to a glove developed at McGill University, stroke patients may be able to recover hand motion by playing video games.Stroke: New Sensor Glove May Help Patients Recover Mobility - Read more

Moderate Exercise Improves Brain Blood Flow in Elderly Women

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[27/04/2011] Research conducted at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital's Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine in Dallas suggests that it's never too late for women to reap the benefits of moderate aerobic exercise.Moderate Exercise Improves Brain Blood Flow in Elderly Women - Read more

Diet-Exercise Combo Best for Obese Seniors

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[13/04/2011] For obese seniors, dieting and exercise together are more effective at improving physical performance and reducing frailty than either alone.Diet-Exercise Combo Best for Obese Seniors - Read more

Light Exercise May Prevent Osteoarthritis

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[23/03/2011] People at risk for osteoarthritis may be able to delay the onset of the disease or even prevent it with simple changes to their physical activity, according to a study.Light Exercise May Prevent Osteoarthritis - Read more

Walking Slows Progression of Alzheimer's

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[09/03/2011] Walking may slow cognitive decline in adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease, as well as in healthy adults, according to a study.Walking Slows Progression of Alzheimer's - Read more

Weight Loss plus Walking Essential for Obese Elderly

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[09/02/2011] Walking more and losing weight can improve mobility as much as 20 percent in older, obese adults with poor cardiovascular health, according to a new Wake Forest University study.Weight Loss plus Walking Essential for Obese Elderly - Read more

Elderly: Moderate Aerobic Exercise Improve Memory

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[02/02/2011] A new study shows that one year of moderate physical exercise can increase the size of the brain's hippocampus in older adults, leading to an improvement in spatial memory. Elderly: Moderate Aerobic Exercise Improve Memory - Read more

Joint Pain: Keep on Moving

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[28/01/2011] A researcher will encourage people with serious joint conditions to move and excercise more.Joint Pain: Keep on Moving - Read more

Top-class sport with a handicap: MobiCup 2010

About seven million people with a disability live in Germany. According to a recent study the interest in disabled sports is increasing constantly - not only due to the recent German success at the Paralympic Games in Vancouver. Therefore it is no surprise that at the first Mobicup - a actionday of sports for the disabled - a lot was going on. Top-class sport with a handicap: MobiCup 2010 - Read more