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Elderly: Helping Preserve Independent Living

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Photo: Sensor box registering falls [17/02/2014] Single seniors lead a risky life: after a fall, they often lie on the floor several hours before their awkward predicament is discovered. A sensor system detects these emergency situations automatically and sends an emergency signal.Elderly: Helping Preserve Independent Living - Read more

Experimental Care Program Keeps People with Dementia at Home Longer

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Photo: Nurse with an elderly woman [14/02/2014] An 18-month pilot program that brought resources and counselors to elderly Baltimore residents with dementia and other memory disorders significantly increased the length of time they lived successfully at home, according to Johns Hopkins researchers. Staying at home was a clear preference for most of those who participated in the study.Experimental Care Program Keeps People with Dementia at Home Longer - Read more

Residing with Dementia: „It Is Important to Always Find an Individually Fitting Solution“

Living in the own four walls is very important for many elderly people. But when the physical and mental condition complicates an independent life, you need good alternatives. During the last years, a lot of concepts for people with dementia emerged. They are supposed to make self-determined living as comfortable as possible.Residing with Dementia: „It Is Important to Always Find an Individually Fitting Solution“ - Read more

Living at Home with Dementia

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Photo: Old man in the bathroom [08/01/2014] Most people with dementia who live at home have multiple unmet health and welfare needs, any number of which could jeopardize their ability to remain home for as long as they desire, new Johns Hopkins research suggests.Living at Home with Dementia - Read more

Making Dementia Friendly Neighbourhoods

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[06/01/2014] A European team of experts led by The University of Manchester will explore, investigate and evaluate the role of the neighbourhood in the everyday lives of people with dementia and their families in a new research project.Making Dementia Friendly Neighbourhoods - Read more

Testing Smart Homes Technology in Real Homes

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Photo: GiraffPlus system [12/06/2013] A safer and healthier old age – that is the aim of GiraffPlus, an international project led by researchers at Örebro University, Sweden.Testing Smart Homes Technology in Real Homes - Read more

Delivered Meals Help Seniors Stay in their Homes

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Photo: Old man gets served some food; linked to [07/12/2012] The more states spend on home-delivered meals under the Older Americans Act, the more likely they are to help people who don't need nursing home care to stay in their homes.Delivered Meals Help Seniors Stay in their Homes - 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

Acceptance of Help From Robots

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[22/10/2012] Most older adults prefer to maintain their independence and remain in their own homes as they age, and robotic technology can help make this a reality. Acceptance of Help From Robots - Read more

Senior Citizens: Asking Those to Whom it May Concern

Too small keys, too small writing: The design of the new coffeemaker or of the new mobile phone is not always well thought through. The development of many products often disregards the users. Above all senior citizens can tell you a thing or two about it. Now the Senior Research Group from Berlin, Germany wants to change this.Senior Citizens: Asking Those to Whom it May Concern - Read more

Managing Chronic Pain Tougher in Poor Neighborhoods

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[12/03/2012] Living in a poor neighborhood was linked with worse chronic pain for young adults, according to a study by the University of Michigan Health System, but young black patients faced difficulties with pain management no matter where they lived. Managing Chronic Pain Tougher in Poor Neighborhoods - Read more

Small Group Homes for Dementia Patients

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[19/10/2011] Small group homes for people with dementia provide good quality care and a domestic environment where people can live as individuals and families can get involved. Small Group Homes for Dementia Patients - Read more

Service Robots in Nursing Homes: Popular Among Residents and Carers Alike

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[18/07/2011] The "WiMi-Care" project has explored ways in which the robot assistant "Care-O-bot" developed at Fraunhofer IPA can be used to serve drinks to residents at an old people's home and additionally to act as an entertainment platform.Service Robots in Nursing Homes: Popular Among Residents and Carers Alike - Read more

Living near Freeway Linked to Increased Risk of Autism

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[20/12/2010] Living near a freeway may be associated with increased risk of autism, according to a study published by a team of researchers from Children's Hospital Los Angeles, the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) and the UC Davis MIND Institute. Living near Freeway Linked to Increased Risk of Autism - Read more

Barrier-free living

When living in one’s very own four walls, people utter the desire, “This is where I want to grow old!" However, when retirement does come along other problems follow that weren't considered before. That may not pose a problem yet, but for people in wheelchairs, for example, these things can be a huge burden. Barrier-free living - Read more

Elderly: Housing Tool Set to Improve Life

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[27/09/2010] A new housing design tool, which will help improve the quality of life for older people in the UK, has been launched by researchers at the University of Sheffield.Elderly: Housing Tool Set to Improve Life - Read more

Domestic Robot Helps Sick Elderly

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[26/05/2010] A group of European researchers will link robots and 'smart homes'. The robot, a 'sensible family friend', will ensure that home is a nice place to stay. And that patients do the right things.Domestic Robot Helps Sick Elderly - Read more

Living With Dementia Demands Better Design

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[10/05/2010] New research has revealed how design can improve the quality of life for people with dementia. The researchers hope that it will form a blueprint for future building, lay-out and management of care homes.Living With Dementia Demands Better Design - Read more

Sense of Home in Residential Care

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[23/04/2010] Moving into a nursing home means a lot of changes for the elderly. The feeling of being at home is very important their quality of life, a thesis reveals.Sense of Home in Residential Care - Read more

'Chilling' Hardship Rates among Families with Disabled Children

[22/08/2008] Families with disabled children are struggling to keep food on the table and to pay for needed health and dental care. These challenges are now falling on middle-income households, too.'Chilling' Hardship Rates among Families with Disabled Children - Read more

 
 

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