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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

Avoiding abuse: Empathy, realistic expectations key to raising a child with disabilities

Photo: Baby lying on a gymnastic ball [06/08/2014] Children with developmental disabilities are at higher risk for abuse and neglect from parents than children developing at a typical rate. So far, there was little evidence of specific parental behaviors that were associated with the risk, but a Saint Louis University (SLU) study finds inappropriate expectations and lack of empathy play a significant role in triggering the risk. Avoiding abuse: Empathy, realistic expectations key to raising a child with disabilities - Read more

App helps people with autism communicate

Sometimes people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have a hard time expressing how they feel and putting their emotions into words. This can be a problem, especially if they find themselves in difficult situations such as an illness for example. One mother of an autistic boy no longer wanted to be helpless in this kind of situation and became an app developer virtually overnight.App helps people with autism communicate - Read more

"Adult siblings sooner or later ask the same questions"

Photo: Sascha Velten with his brother Marcel For Sascha Velten, one thing went without saying even when he was a child: as a result of cerebral palsy and tetra spasticity, his younger brother Marcel garnered special attention in their family. Today, the former child sibling Sascha has grown up and together with other like-minded people now offers other adult siblings the chance to exchange views and support one another."Adult siblings sooner or later ask the same questions" - Read more

Families with an autistic child are a third less likely to have more kids

Photo: Parents playing with their daughter [23/06/2014] Parents who have a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are about one third less likely to have more children than families without an affected child, according to a study led by a UC San Francisco researcher.Families with an autistic child are a third less likely to have more kids - Read more

Autism spectrum disorder: Lifetime costs may reach $2.4 million per patient

Photo: Hand underlining the word [18/06/2014] Costs for a lifetime of support for each individual with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may reach $2.4 million, according to a new study from researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.Autism spectrum disorder: Lifetime costs may reach $2.4 million per patient - Read more

Parents of Severely Ill Children See Benefits as Caregivers

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[05/05/2014] Benefits often coexist with the negative and stressful outcomes for parents who have a child born with or later diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, says a recent study led by a researcher at the University of Waterloo.Parents of Severely Ill Children See Benefits as Caregivers - Read more

Adult Day-Care Services Boost Beneficial Stress Hormones in Caregivers

( Source: REHACARE.de )

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

ADHD Linked to Social and Economic Disadvantage

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[15/01/2014] Scientists have found evidence of a link between social and economic status and childhood attention deficit disorder (ADHD) in the UK.ADHD Linked to Social and Economic Disadvantage - Read more

December 2013: Family

When two people become parents they take over responsibility for a new life. Indeed, this means a lot of joy, but it is not always easy. What kind of support especially parents with disabilities can get and how everyday life of a single mother with Multiple Sclerosis looks like, you will get to know in our Topic of the Month December: Family.December 2013: Family - Read more

 
 

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