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Sharpening state spending on seniors

Photo: Elderly woman with wheeled walker and a caregiver [21/11/2014] As our society ages, a University of Montreal study suggests the health system should be focussing on comorbidity and specific types of disabilities that are associated with higher health care costs for seniors, especially cognitive disabilities.Sharpening state spending on seniors - Read more

November 2014: Disability in old age

When people grow old their individual needs change – whether with or without disabilities. What do deaf seniors attach great importance to? And what is especially important to old people with learning disabilities? You will get answers to these questions in our current Topic of the Month November: Disability in old age.November 2014: Disability in old age - Read more

"Elderly people with or without disabilities live as neighbors"

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[03/11/2014] Over the past few decades, the life expectancy of people with learning disabilities has significantly increased. Right now, the first generation of seniors with learning disabilities is coming of age. Individual and age-specific needs are also changing, as we get older. Especially the living environment should meet these needs. More and more specialized living accommodations are being developed."Elderly people with or without disabilities live as neighbors" - Read more

Breaking down barriers for deaf seniors

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[03/11/2014] Many people want to stay in their familiar surroundings for as long as possible when they get older. If that is not an option in their own four walls, people often consider living accommodations that meet their personal needs. There are not very many special services for deaf people in Germany.Breaking down barriers for deaf seniors - Read more

When people with disabilities grow old

People with learning disabilities (so-called intellectual disabilities) or physical disabilities are growing older and older. An increasing life expectancy makes way for new challenges. Senior citizens are coming up on barriers or experience restructuring in their daily life. A sign that society is not ready for them yet. How do they handle these changes?When people with disabilities grow old - Read more

New research center to focus on family caregivers of elderly and disabled

Photo: Elderly woman and family caregiver [20/10/2014] More than 65 million family caregivers in the US help 12 million seniors and people with disabilities to live at home. While family caregivers save the federal government billions each year in long-term care services, these caregivers aren't getting much support in return, said principal investigator Sandy Magaña, professor of disability and human development at University of Illinois at Chicago.New research center to focus on family caregivers of elderly and disabled - Read more

Active aging is much more than exercise

Photo: Elderly man playing billards [13/10/2014] What does active aging nowadays look like? This is the question PhD Aske Juul Lassen from University of Copenhagen's Center for Healthy Aging asked in his PhD thesis. He found out that playing billards can also contribute to an active lifestyle.Active aging is much more than exercise - Read more

Insomnia among older adults may be tied to sleep quality, not duration

Photo: Elderly woman lying in her bed [10/10/2014] Reports of insomnia are common among the elderly, but a new study finds that sleep problems may stem from the quality of rest and other health concerns more than the overall amount of sleep that patients get.Insomnia among older adults may be tied to sleep quality, not duration - Read more

Taking care of family members: with the right knowledge, many things become much easier

The new forum "Coping with Caregiving @home" (German: Leben mit Pflege @home) in Hall 3, Booth 3 G78 informs visitors about a variety of topics centering on caregiving during the REHACARE in daily workshops. Taking care of family members: with the right knowledge, many things become much easier - Read more

Nearly half of older adults have care needs

Photo: Elderly woman gets help to get up from a chair [17/09/2014] Nearly half of older adults – 18 million people – have difficulty or get help with daily activities, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Michigan (UM) and the Urban Institute analyzed data from a national sample of older adults drawn from Medicare enrollment files. In all, 8,245 people were included in the 2011 the National Health and Aging Trends Study.Nearly half of older adults have care needs - Read more