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Mindfulness-based interventions to help stroke survivors

Dear Sir or Madam,

Yoga and Tai Chi are in vogue. These sports provide the necessary relaxation in our much too stressful everyday life. An Australian study now comes to the conclusion that mindfulness interventions like these can also be useful for stroke survivors. In our news you can find out why and which other risk groups benefit from yoga.

Have a stress-free week,

Anne Hofmann
Editorial team

Graphic: 18 - 21 September 2019, REHACARE International Trade Fair for Rehabilitation and Care, Düsseldorf, Germany


News from the field of Auxiliary Means
How We Roll
News from the field of Women & Kids
Topic of the Month
News from the field of Research & Health

Auxiliary Means

New robot helps the elderly exercise and detects underlying health problems

According to the latest report on the evolution of worldwide population submitted by the United Nations, 13 percent of today’s population is over 60 years of age and by 2050 this percentage will almost double, reaching 25 percent. The ageing of society is a reality and technologies are adapting day-to-day to this demographic change.
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Lukas Krämer – That's how he rolls

How we roll

Photo: Lukas Krämer with a microphone on the streets; Copyright: private
The world is colorful! According to this principle Lukas Krämer tries to encourage other people with disabilities and at the same time to break down prejudices of non-disabled people. Why he got into politics and what his first act as the Commissioner for the Disabled would be, he tells us at
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Women & Kids

Half of women over 50 experience incontinence, but most haven't talked to a doctor

Nearly half of women over 50 say they sometimes leak urine - a problem that can range from a minor nuisance to a major issue - according to a new national poll.
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Women & Kids

Naps help some preschoolers learn, but may hinder learning in children with down syndrome

A growing body of research has linked sleep with improved learning and memory consolidation in both children and adults. Yet, a new study done at the University of Arizona shows that napping may not be universally beneficial.
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The !nkA project: "Vocational schools lack inclusion experience"

Topic of the Month

Photo: A trainee with visual impairment at the computer at her workplace; Copyright: !nkA
Germany needs more inclusive apprenticeship opportunities. That’s something all stakeholders of the recently completed "Inclusive vocational training of young people with and without disabilities" project – !NkA in short – agree on. After all, young people with disabilities are far too often underestimated. Nearly 40 adolescents were able to unleash their full potential within the scope of the project.
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Research & Health

Stroke survivors and those at risk urged to focus on yoga and tai chi

One of Australia's biggest health issues could be checked if more people took up yoga or tai chi and reduced their blood pressure, an Australian study has found.
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Research & Health

Robotic arm may help to rehabilitate chronic stroke victims

New research published in Frontiers in Neurology finds that robotic arm rehabilitation in chronic stroke patients with aphasia, the loss of ability to understand or express speech, may promote speech and language function recovery.
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Research & Health

ERC Synergy Grant for new therapeutic brain stimulation project

German, Finnish and Italian scientists working on a helmet to provide spatial and temporal high-resolution brain stimulation to treat stroke, depression and Alzheimer's disease.
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