Photo: elderly woman in a wheelchair holding a rattle; Copyright: Care UK

Advancing dementia and its effect on care home relationships

12.06.2019

As dementia advances, in most cases it can change the behaviour displayed by those with the condition. Such changes in behaviour can bring strain to a wide-ranging network of relationships – from those between people with dementia and their professional carers or between those with dementia and their families – which in turn can affect the delivery of care.
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Photo: Elderly man sitting at the table and listening to music from radio with headset while reading a newspaper; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Vaicheslav

Assistance systems: AI radio for people with dementia

05.06.2019

Radio Me will address key causes of hospital admission for people with dementia, such as agitation and not taking medication correctly. As a result, it is hoped quality of life will improve, and people will be able to remain living independently at home for longer.
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Photo: Family member who moves a dementia patient across the premises in a wheelchair at an event; Copyright: panthermedia.net/ByLove

Teaching happiness to dementia caregivers reduces their depression

10.05.2019

Caring for family members with dementia - which is on the rise in the U.S. - causes significant emotional and physical stress that increases caregivers' risk of depression, anxiety and death.
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Photo: An elderly woman catches ichó. The ball starts to glow in red-orange colors.; Copyright: ichó systems - icho-systems.de

"ichó brings people with and without dementia together and provides a way to share stories, experiences, and impressions."

22.04.2018

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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