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[09/12/2015] A Swiss National Science Foundation study has found that informal caregivers should be recognized as competent partners and provided support in using their skills, for instance via a contact desk also available at nights and weekends.Informal caregivers need a coach - Read more
[14/10/2015] The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) recently received a $50,000 Engagement Award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute for a program to widely disseminate an evidence-based decision guide they've developed for nursing home residents and their families titled "Go to the Hospital or Stay Here? A Decision Guide for Patients and Families."Guide on hospital transfers for nursing home residents and their families - Read more
[21/09/2015] Caregiving for an Alzheimer's patient is especially burdensome for spousal and family caregivers who at the time of their near and dear one's Alzheimer's diagnosis suffer from depressive symptoms, according to a recent University of Eastern Finland study.Even mild depression puts a burden on Alzheimer's family caregivers - Read more
[14/09/2015] Women are not only at greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD) when compared to men; per capita, they also bear six times the cost of AD care that men do, reports a study published in the journal Women's Health Issues.Caregiving: Alzheimer's puts heavier economic burden on women - Read more
[07/09/2015] Dementia Awareness Month is being marked at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) with the launch of a unique new national guide for carers which aims to help them get the most out of respite care when they need it most.Caring for people with dementia – a new Australian-first guide on respite care - Read more
[01/09/2015] The range of services and information focusing on home-based and outpatient care is quite large. Yet oftentimes these services are not sufficiently targeted towards the sociocultural needs and expectations of people with an immigrant background. Now, the OPEN project that’s sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research wants to change this.Cross-cultural care – personal or professional? - Read more
[01/09/2015] Demographic change is a reality: there are more and more older people in Germany, Europe and all over the world. This increases the percentage of people that need care. They are not only being cared for in professional care facilities but also gradually more often at home in private settings.Demographic change: More in-home care - Read more