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College students with diabetes: lower quality of life


Going off to college, while stressful for any student, poses risks to those with diabetes. Researchers found people who worked at or attended universities had high levels of diabetes distress, a condition of feeling worried and frustrated about living with diabetes that is associated with fewer self-care behaviors, suboptimal glycemic control and lower quality of life.
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Behavioral therapy, physical strengthening may prevent disability in minority elders


A randomized controlled trial of a new disability prevention intervention, called Positive Minds-Strong Bodies (PMSB), indicates that improving coping skills and physical strengthening can significantly improve functioning and mood in racial and ethnic minority and immigrant older adults.
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Most seniors with dementia live at home


Contrary to popular belief, most older Americans with advancing dementia remain in their own homes - many until they die. But a new study by researchers at UC San Francisco has revealed that this population may endure more pain and have more complex or unaddressed medical needs than their counterparts in nursing homes.
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Socially active 60-year-olds face lower dementia risk


Being more socially active in your 50s and 60s predicts a lower risk of developing dementia later on, finds a new UCL-led study.
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"The patient’s needs determine the conversation in peer counseling"


Article 26 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities asks for the support of persons with disabilities in the form of so-called peers, who are in the same situation. The concept of peer counseling is therefore increasingly being implemented. Educational researcher Dagmar Marth has counseled persons with amputations both in a voluntary and professional capacity for nine years.
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