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Dementia Poetry: "When we are retirees, we might recite hip-hop or rap texts"

Photo: Pauline Füg and Henrikje Stanze People with dementia suddenly remember entire verses from a poem they learned during their childhood. Pauline Füg and Henrikje Stanze experience this frequently when they recite well-known poems in an animated and passionate way. This type of therapy is called DemenzPoesie in German, which stimulates memory. REHACARE.de spoke with its developers about a feeling for language that is not forgotten.Dementia Poetry: "When we are retirees, we might recite hip-hop or rap texts" - Read more

Employment and accessibility in focus of European Day of Persons with Disabilities

Photo: Audience of the conference [08/12/2014] Employment and accessibility consisted the main focus of this year’s conference for the European Day of Persons with Disabilities, organised by the European Commission and the European Disability Forum. The conference took place on 2-3 December 2014 bringing together persons with disabilities, their representative organisations, EU policy makers, service providers, trade unions and employers.Employment and accessibility in focus of European Day of Persons with Disabilities - Read more

Political commitment to inclusion – Self-help 2014

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities demands an inclusive society. Its implementation however is not solely the duty of the government. People with disabilities also want to be more actively involved and represent their interests in panels or committees. This is how self-help makes its voice heard today.Political commitment to inclusion – Self-help 2014 - Read more

Dancing with dementia – You don’t forget your lust for living

People with and without dementia dance together in a dancing school: "We dance again!" is a project where step sequences do not matter, but the fun of moving does. Because: Everybody can dance!Dancing with dementia – You don’t forget your lust for living - Read more

"As experts on their own behalf, family caregivers should publically share more of their experiences"

Photo: Brigitte Bührlen Approximately seven percent of people in our society are family members, who look after a loved one in need of care. They accept personal and social responsibility that is oftentimes not sufficiently recognized. To support family caretakers, Brigitte Bührlen founded the WIR! Stiftung pflegender Angehöriger. REHACARE.de spoke with the Chairwoman about networks and self-confidence."As experts on their own behalf, family caregivers should publically share more of their experiences" - Read more

ENIL: Is the European Union competent to ensure access to independent living?

Photo: Graphic of people with different disabilities [19/11/2014] The European Network on Independent Living – the European Coalition for Community Living (ENIL-ECCL) launched a shadow report, which seeks to provide the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities with information that will be of assistance when assessing the extent to which the EU has complied with its obligations under Article 19 of the CRPD.ENIL: Is the European Union competent to ensure access to independent living? - Read more

Training manual on peer support for independent living

Photo: Two women in their wheelchairs [14/11/2014] The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) and Centre for Independent Living Sofia (CIL Sofia) publish a training manual on peer support for independent living.Training manual on peer support for independent living - 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

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

People with a learning disability have a passion for politics, but face exclusion

Photo: Voting box [20/10/2014] In a new survey, Mencap reveals that people with a learning disability have a political appetite and want to vote, but many are excluded from the process and aren’t able to exercise their democratic right.People with a learning disability have a passion for politics, but face exclusion - Read more