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REHACARE 2018: Self-determined living

Magazine: Year-round information portal on the topic of "Self-determined living"

Anne Gersdorff – That's how she rolls
Inclusion and work are her topics – the activist Anne Gersdorff studied social work and works as an integration consultant. She doesn't take herself so seriously and would like to take one or two time travels. To whom she owes her humanistic image of man, what she would like to change politically and where her dream journey should go to, she tells on REHACARE.com.
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Beth Griffiths – That's how she rolls
From the middle of nowhere in Wales, Beth Griffiths writes about beauty, lifestyle, disability and books she reads. Besides that the 25-year old Welsh girl is a passionate wheelchair Basketball player. Her team, the Worcester Wolves, is kind of family to her. What her attitude towards life is, what she would love to do and what her relationship to cheesecake is like, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Michelle Rebane – That's how she rolls
More than 150 years ago Lewis Carroll succeeded with "Alice in Wonderland" in creating a work that still inspires people today. Anyone who follows Michelle Rebane on Instagram knows how enthusiastic she is about the characters and the work of Carroll. On REHACARE.com she tells us what she wants to achieve herself, why she gets stopped by clichés and what she has to say about prejudices.
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Manuela Richter – That's how she rolls
First, it was quite some overcoming for Manuela Richter to leave her comfort zone, but it was worth it. Meanwhile, the Leipzig native loves to be outdoors with her dogs and to experience adventures. To whom she owes her thirst for adventure, which adventure she would like to experience and why she is so fond of dog trekking, she tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Christian Bayerlein – That's how he rolls
Revolutionaries and free spirits are among his role models – no wonder then that Christian Bayerlein also likes to address unpleasant topics. Who would like to experience him live, has the opportunity at this years REHACARE forum on Friday. On REHACARE.com he tells what his first official act as Federal Commissioner for the Disabled would be and what he would like to be part of.
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Tourism for All: "Traveling is not just about physical access"
Tourism is for everybody. The aim of the British organisation Tourism for All is to make travel accessible. Whether travelers, policy makers or companies, Tourism for All wants to operate with and for everyone. REHACARE.com asked, how the attitude of companies and politicians towards people with disabilities has changed and what the European tourism market has to offer.
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M-Enabling Forum: "The best assistive technologies cannot be useful if our digital environment is not accessible"
Self-determined living needs accessibility. This does not only apply to step-free entrance for wheelchair users, but also for the digital environment. For example, when blind people surf the internet with a screen reader, they need web sites that are accessible. But reality often looks different. Reason enough for the M-Enabling Forum to focus on this topic at this year's REHACARE.
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TTC Wheel-Trans: Accessible transport for people with disabilities in Toronto
In Canada, the North Americans are far ahead of us Germans when it comes to accessibility. If you are a guest in Toronto, you not only have the possibility to travel with the usual public transport, but you can also opt for the 100 percent accessible alternative and use Wheel-Trans.
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"ichó brings people with and without dementia together and provides a way to share stories, experiences, and impressions."
Like the golden sphere in the fairy tale of the Frog King, ichó (Greek for echo) is meant to bring back lost motor skills and cognitive functions to people with dementia. The project of four former graduates of the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences aims to offer individual support through a person’s favorite music or fairy tale.
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"At the TUECHTIG coworking space, people with and without disabilities are working together – and not just next to each other"
Maximum flexibility to encourage ideas, effectively sharing office space: coworking spaces have become a part of many major cities. In 2017, Berlin featured about one hundred of them, but none of them were comprehensively accessible. That’s something Stefanie Trzecinski from KOPF, HAND + FUSS gGmbH wanted to change. That was the moment, the idea for "TUECHTIG – Raum für Inklusion" was born.
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Just two weeks' inactivity can trigger diabetic symptoms in vulnerable patients
Just two weeks without much activity can have a dramatic impact on health from which it is difficult to recover, according to researchers who studied overweight older adults at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
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Prediabetes: Get stronger bones with football training
Football scores from all angles for untrained middle-aged and elderly women and men with prediabetes. This is the conclusion from a study carried out in the Faroe Islands by football researchers and physiologists from the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics at the University of Southern Denmark and the University of the Faroe Islands.
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Cognitive and motor training combined may slow down progress of dementia
Researchers at York University's Faculty of Health found that just 30 minutes of visually-guided movements per week can slow and even reverse the progress of dementia.
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Light device is effective Ulcer treatment
University of Manchester and Salford Royal NHS Trust scientists have developed a lamp which could treat chronic ulcers with light.
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Just 10 minutes of social interaction a day improves wellbeing in dementia care
An e-learning program that trains care home staff to engage in meaningful social interaction with people who have dementia improves wellbeing and has sustained benefits.
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Exercise cuts risk of chronic disease in older adults
New research has shown that older adults who exercise above current recommended levels have a reduced risk of developing chronic disease compared with those who do not exercise.
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Software recreates complex movements for medical, rehabilitation, and basic research
An open-source movement simulator that has already helped solve problems in medicine, paleontology, and animal locomotion has been expanded and improved. The software, called OpenSim, has been developed by a team at Stanford University with contributions from users around the world.
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Virtual reality may help students experience life with dementia first hand
Virtual reality technology gives high school students greater insight into what it's like to be Alfred - a 74-year-old African American man with suspected mild cognitive impairment (MCI), plus age-related vision and hearing loss, or Beatriz, a middle-aged Latina, as she progresses through the continuum of Alzheimer's disease.
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Breakthrough in battle against type 2 diabetes
Experts from the University of Stirling have made a breakthrough in understanding how people respond to lifestyle treatment for preventing Type 2 diabetes.
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Therapy dogs effective in reducing symptoms of ADHD
In a first of its kind randomized trial, researchers from the UCI School of Medicine found therapy dogs to be effective in reducing the symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.
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AMAneo from CSS: Operating computer mouse and tablet again despite trembling hand
For people with severe hand shaking (tremor), it is impossible to operate a computer with the mouse or a tablet via touchscreen. CSS has developed an adapter which compensates a strong tremor of the...
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UK AND ITALY DEBUT OF ‘NEXT GENERATION’ PERSONAL MOBILITY DEVICE
WHILL Model C, a new state-of-the-art personal electric vehicle, is set to disrupt the UK and Italy wheelchair markets WHILL has recently announced the launch of their award-winning Model C in the UK...
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UPnRIDETM – a smart robotic standing wheelchair
UPnRIDETM provides millions of people suffering from walking impairments – with an economically viable means of mobility, and social interaction at eye-level. Functional and safe upright-mobility is...
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The Fiorella Wheelchair Lift has a new look!
The Focaccia Group is proud to introduce the all new Fiorella wheelchair lift restyling! The Fiorella wheelchair lift F360, is already a symbol of creative engineering with Italian style and is now...
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Focaccia Group open a new branch in UK
The Focaccia Group is excited to announce the opening of a new branch in the United Kingdom. The new branch will be able to better service the needs of our valued customers in the UK with a range of...
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DOT Incorporation: Award winning company
Ever since our establishment, we have been reported by famous foreign media like TIMES in the U.S.A., BBC in the U.K., Tech Asia and Popular Science and have received an offer of joint research with...
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Wolturnus Fatbike wins Bicycle Brand Contest 2018
Each year, the German Design Council acknowledges excellent product and communication designs in the industry with the Bicycle Brand Contest. The contest comprises as total of 20 categories. We are...
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