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Smart software supports outpatient services for people with dementia

Photo: Interview situation with elderly couple [23/07/2014] Living at home as long as possible is a wish expressed by many people with dementia. To enable this, researchers of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) have developed a computer-based procedure that identifies individual demands in dementia care management.Smart software supports outpatient services for people with dementia - Read more

How gardens could help dementia care

Photo: Old man in the garden with his grandchild [16/07/2014] A new study has revealed that gardens in care homes could provide promising therapeutic benefits for patients suffering from dementia. By critically reviewing the findings from 17 different pieces of research, the research has found that outdoor spaces can offer environments that promote relaxation, encourage activity and reduce residents' agitation.How gardens could help dementia care - Read more

New app widens opportunities for dementia assessments

Photo: App being used [09/07/2014] A team of clinicians from Plymouth, UK, and Sydney, Australia, have now launched ACEmobile – a free-to-use app to support the assessment of dementia, worldwide.New app widens opportunities for dementia assessments - Read more

July 2014: Nursing management

Whether process optimization or human resource management, whether outpatient or inpatient facility – the occupational image of nursing managers has changed during the last years. But the basics stay the same. In what way information technology systems but also the way you position yourself play an increasingly big role, REHACARE.de highlights in the current Topic of the Month: Nursing management.July 2014: Nursing management - Read more

"Nursing managers should be self-confident and stand out with competence"

Poorly paid, physically challenging, shift work – the patient care sector in Germany still has an image problem. This is why it is all the more important for nursing staff to be confident and dig in its heels at all levels and demonstrate why it is among the most important occupational groups in the German health care system."Nursing managers should be self-confident and stand out with competence" - Read more

Managing patient care with information technology systems

Every day, patient care incurs large amounts of data. Nursing staff often collects and documents this data quite differently. Modern information technology systems (IT) are meant to help in simplifying these processes and making them more uniform. What developments are there? And what are the challenges?Managing patient care with information technology systems - Read more

Nursing management: "I make sure I give constructive criticism and look for solutions together"

Tomorrow’s managers should have creativity and professional expertise to be able to master the complex job demands now and in the future. To provide an additional incentive, in January of 2014, the German Federal Association of Nursing Management (German: Bundesverband Pflegemanagement) presented the Nursing Management Award 2014 for Future Nursing Staff.Nursing management: "I make sure I give constructive criticism and look for solutions together" - Read more

Dementia: Long-term care must be improved

Photo: Physician holding an older person's hand [27/06/2014] As millions of Americans struggle to help loved ones with dementia, policymakers should consider more ways to improve long-term services and supports for the soaring numbers of people with the debilitating condition and their caregivers, a new RAND Corporation study says – and it offers possible ways to do so.Dementia: Long-term care must be improved - Read more

Improving diet quality reduces risk for type 2 diabetes

Photo: Woman cooking healthy food [23/06/2014] Improving the overall quality of one's diet helps to prevent type 2 diabetes, independent of other lifestyle changes, according to a study.Improving diet quality reduces risk for type 2 diabetes - Read more

Optimised clothing for wheelchair athletes

Photo: Handbiker and researcher [19/05/2014] The sports equipment used by wheelchair users, such as monoskis and hand bikes, are one-off products that are individually customised to meet the special needs of the athletes and their particular physical disabilities. By contrast, when it comes to clothing, wheelchair users often have to resort to mass-produced garments off the rail for athletes without disabilities.Optimised clothing for wheelchair athletes - Read more