While the stroke usually lasts only a short period of time, rehabilitation usually takes years. And often, some skills are lost. Much has been done in recent years to prevent disease and provide rapid medical care, but many people are left alone when it comes to aftercare. You can find out what already belongs to the therapeutic possibilities for a life after stroke, what kind of assistance a stroke mentor can give on the way back to a self-determined life, and how a single moment can change a life, in the Topic of the Month October: Self-determined living after stroke.
Bus, subway, taxi or driving your own car – there are many ways to get around on the road. However, not all means of transportation are adapted to the needs of people with different disabilities. In our Topic of the Month September: Mobility: On the go in road traffic you can find out how the German taxi market is supposed to become more inclusive, how people with disabilities can achieve mobility competence and to what extent autonomous driving opens new perspectives.
Sufficiently adapted housing space belongs to human basic needs. But especially accessible apartements and also accessible surrounding are often in short supply. What is the current status quo of quarter development in Germany? Which projects for people with different disabilities are already planned and implemented? You will get to know in our current Topic of the Month August: Inclusive living in the quarter.
May it be a deaf waiter or salesclerk of small stature – people with disabilities should be able to choose quite different professions, according to what they really want to do. But reality is often different. But what kind of best practice examples in Germany already exist and which ways other countries go, you will get to know in our Topic of the Month July: Inclusion in professional life.
From ramps to orientation systems for blind people to making an appointment online – accessibility is diverse, also in the medical field. Get to know in our current Topic of the Month June "Accessible medical practices" which requirements practices should meet in the best case, what kind of experiences people with different disabilities have made and how the situation is like in Vienna, Austria.
Whether culture or sports, whether at home or on vacation – there are more and more offers for people with different disabilities who want to live their life as actively as possible. What kind of opportunities blind and vision impaired travel fans have for example and what the website travelable.info is all about, you will get to know in our Topic of the Month May: Active in everyday life and while traveling.
Whether at home, in a nursing home or a hospice – people in need of care should always get the best care possible. Thereby, carers have to pay attention to individual factors like a different cultural background for example. REHACARE.com shows why this is so important by the example of some culturally sensitive projects in our Topic of the Month April: intercultural care.
Everybody of us could have a disability. For not every impairment is perceptible for others. This often also has social consequences. What is life like for a young woman who deals with language and communication in university and job life, but also lives with aphasia? And how does everyday life of a mother with Multiple Sclerosis and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder look like? Get to know more in our Topic of the Month March: Living with an invisible disability.
Whether fur, feathers or bristles, whether only on a visit or as an assistant in a therapeutical setting – animals often have a positive effect on people, no matter whether with or without a disability. This impact can be used with purpose, for example to mobilize people with dementia again. What kind of role a pig can play in this context and what a pony has to do in a hospice, you will get to know in the current Topic of the Month February: Animal helpers.
Human relations play an important role for many people. When it comes to love and relationships the specific ideas about it can differ a lot. People with disabilities are no exception in this case. What did they experience? How does online dating work for them? And what is life like as a lesbian woman with a disability? Get to know all this in our Topic of the Month January: Love and relationship.