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Severe foot pain linked to recurrent falls
Researchers from Hebrew Senior Life's Institute for Aging Research have discovered that foot pain - particularly severe foot pain - correlates to a higher incidence of recurrent falls. This finding also extends to those diagnosed with planus foot posture (flat feet), indicating that both foot pain and foot posture may play a role in falls among older adults.
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FAU study and new tool proves 'all is not lost' to dementia
In marriage, good communication is key to a fulfilling and enduring relationship. For people with dementia, communicating needs, emotions and interacting with others becomes increasingly difficult as communication deteriorates as dementia progresses.
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Dementia-related brain changes observed before problems are noticeable
University of Toronto and Baycrest Rotman Research Institute (RRI) scientists have discovered a potential brain imaging predictor for dementia, which illustrates that changes to the brain's structure may occur years prior to a diagnosis, even before individuals notice their own memory problems.
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Study looks at the prevalence, challenges of athletes with ADHD
A new study from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center finds athletes with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to compete in team contact sports than individual sports, which could increase their risk of injury.
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Family dog could help boost physical activity for kids with disabilities
The family dog could serve as a partner and ally in efforts to help children with disabilities incorporate more physical activity into their daily lives, a new study from Oregon State University indicates.
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20 years of building an inclusive disability movement for the future
EDF’s Annual General Assembly (AGA) brought together over 200 participants, including AGA delegates, observers, partners, guests and members of the global disability movement. The meeting was hosted by EDF Spanish members, CERMI and ONCE Foundation. A conference was also organised in the framework of the AGA to mark EDF’s 20th anniversary.
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Personalized music may help nursing home residents with dementia
Across the country, nursing home employees and families are trying personalized music playlists to help seniors cope with the disorienting, anxious experience of living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Now they can compare key outcomes in homes that implemented an individualized music program called MUSIC & MEMORY with similar homes that did not adopt the program.
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Social experiment: Random strangers share thoughts on dating a wheelchair user
PUSH Living, a magazine geared toward wheelchair users, conducted a social experiment after receiving a message from a subscriber regarding her friend’s insecurities that her disability would prevent her from dating again.
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Stroke patients take the lead in their rehabilitation
Every year, 17 million people worldwide suffer strokes, and a third are left paralyzed on one side of their body. But current rehabilitation solutions are not always effective in improving mobility declines after the first few months. This is where the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) startup Intento comes in with a new device that can help patients regain mobility in their arms.
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Campaign launched urging parties to produce 'Easy Read' Manifestos
Learning disability charity Mencap has urged the Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, UKIP and Green Party to ensure 1 million adults with a learning disability are brought into the General Election process by producing their manifestos in an accessible format.
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