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Experts, celebreties, subjects - they all are talking to REHACARE.de and give their opinion on topics concerned with politics, work or life itself.

 
 

Running and playing with disability – aids and appliances for children with motor restrictions

Children love being on the move and conquering the world on their own little feet. In many cases restrictions in mobility thereby need not be a reason for not participating in such pleasurable moments. Often it is simply a question of using the right aids and appliances so that also girls and boys with a disability can unlock new realms of experience and develop a higher degree of independence.Running and playing with disability – aids and appliances for children with motor restrictions - Read more

Traveling: Hiking for all on St. James’s Trail

"Over every hill and dale" does not really sound very accessible. The National Tourism for All coordination agency (German: Nationale Koordinierungsstelle Tourismus für Alle e.V.) NatKo, advocates for people with disabilities being able to hike and experience nature despite their disability.Traveling: Hiking for all on St. James’s Trail - 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

Sensory REHACARE: help with hearing and seeing

Experiencing life with all your senses – unfortunately, not everyone is able to do this. This is why there are different kinds of assistive devices, counseling and services that are meant to assist people with sensory disabilities. At REHACARE 2014, sensory disabilities are also once again a topic. Two theme parks offer many delights for the eyes and ears in Hall 5.Sensory REHACARE: help with hearing and seeing - Read more

New clinical trial for children with autism to target parents

Photo: Father talking to his son [15/09/2014] In a first of its kind clinical trial, Debra Zand and her team at Saint Louis University, will run an intervention program to help parents address and manage their children's challenging behaviors immediately after being diagnosed with autism.New clinical trial for children with autism to target parents - Read more

Inclusion, of course, means being a part of something - also visually

In the future children with handicap shall be a natural part of the class community in mainstream schools. This social change is necessary and was long overdue. Aids and appliances make it easier for these children to compensate for their disability. They are intended to serve and support them in utilising their full potential and develop their abilities. Inclusion, of course, means being a part of something - also visually - Read more

Telephone support program beneficial for dementia caregivers

Photo: Caregiver on the phone [18/08/2014] Rhode Island Hospital researchers have found that a support program administered entirely by telephone can significantly reduce depression and other symptoms in informal caregivers, such as family or friends, of individuals with dementia.Telephone support program beneficial for dementia caregivers - Read more

Avoiding abuse: Empathy, realistic expectations key to raising a child with disabilities

Photo: Baby lying on a gymnastic ball [06/08/2014] Children with developmental disabilities are at higher risk for abuse and neglect from parents than children developing at a typical rate. So far, there was little evidence of specific parental behaviors that were associated with the risk, but a Saint Louis University (SLU) study finds inappropriate expectations and lack of empathy play a significant role in triggering the risk. Avoiding abuse: Empathy, realistic expectations key to raising a child with disabilities - Read more

"Adult siblings sooner or later ask the same questions"

Photo: Sascha Velten with his brother Marcel For Sascha Velten, one thing went without saying even when he was a child: as a result of cerebral palsy and tetra spasticity, his younger brother Marcel garnered special attention in their family. Today, the former child sibling Sascha has grown up and together with other like-minded people now offers other adult siblings the chance to exchange views and support one another."Adult siblings sooner or later ask the same questions" - Read more

Senior Experts: Professional and Life Experience from One Source

For many seniors, so-called retirement is not automatically associated with stagnancy and inactivity. The number of volunteers increases steadily, because many people can benefit from the valuable experiences individuals garnered during their professional life. This is why so-called senior experts like to pass their knowledge on to where it is urgently needed.Senior Experts: Professional and Life Experience from One Source - Read more

Researchers Motivate Diabetics to Adopt Healthy Lifestyle

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Photo: Woman eats an apple [29/01/2014] By means of so-called health coaching, researchers at the University of Copenhagen have helped a large group of diabetics to markedly improve their oral health. The patients assume responsibility for their own bodies and boost their self-efficacy through motivational health coaching, taking a different approach to conventional health campaigns and one-way communication.Researchers Motivate Diabetics to Adopt Healthy Lifestyle - Read more

Diabetes: British Muslims with Need more Healthcare Support during Ramadan

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[22/01/2014] British Muslims with diabetes may avoid attending GP surgeries to discuss fasting during the holy month of Ramadan – with potentially serious consequences for their future health, new research by the universities of Manchester and Keele shows.Diabetes: British Muslims with Need more Healthcare Support during Ramadan - Read more

Parent Assistance: "A Human Right for Parenthood"

Becoming a parent is easy, but being one is not. Their parental role often challenges people with impairment additionally. Children have many needs after all that want to be pleased. What many parents with impairment do not know: They have a right for parent assistance. Parent Assistance: "A Human Right for Parenthood" - Read more

Retirement Expert: Financial Planning Important for Non-Retirees

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Photo: Elderly couple and financial documents [28/10/2013] As older workers increasingly contemplate delaying retirement or putting it off entirely, they should also consider the financial-planning options available in Social Security, Medicare and employment-based retirement plans such as IRAs and 401(k) accounts, says a University of Illinois expert on taxation and retirement benefits.Retirement Expert: Financial Planning Important for Non-Retirees - Read more

Tourism for All: „We Want to Found a Nationwide Uniform Test Seal”

Whether beach or culture – vacation is for relaxing and recovering. That’s why you want to avoid needless uproar because of missing accessibility on site. In order to make it possible for vacationers to know in advance what they can expect at their destination, the National Coordination Office Tourism for All (NatKo) has invented a new test seal.Tourism for All: „We Want to Found a Nationwide Uniform Test Seal” - Read more

When the Child Is Hit by Stroke…

According to estimates, in Germany 300 to 500 children per year have a stroke. This is almost one child per day who is affected before or after birth. But the diagnosis is difficult. And often the so called pediatric stroke changes a young life which has not even started yet.When the Child Is Hit by Stroke… - Read more

Older Drivers More Open to Talking about 'Driving Retirement'

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Photo: Elderly woman driving a car [05/06/2013] Clinicians often wait too long before talking to elderly patients about giving up driving even though many may be open to those discussions earlier, according to a new study.Older Drivers More Open to Talking about 'Driving Retirement' - Read more

Diabetes Patients Need to Be Consulted to Improve Treatment

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Photo: Patient talking to doctor [12/04/2013] Patients with type 2 diabetes who tailor their own treatment in cooperation with their doctor can reduce their risk of complications such as heart attack with up to 20 percent. This is the result of a new Danish study from the Research Unit for General Practice, University of Copenhagen. Diabetes Patients Need to Be Consulted to Improve Treatment - Read more

Study with Handicap: „Many Students Do Not Want to Come Out“

Listening to a lecture in the lecture hall or reading a book in the library – this is not always possible without restrictions to all students. However, many of them hide this fact, as far as they are able to do it – because of fear or on account of bad experiences.Study with Handicap: „Many Students Do Not Want to Come Out“ - Read more

Engaging Parents Leads to Better Treatments for Children With ADHD

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[28/11/2012] Pediatricians and researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's (CHOP) have developed a first-of-its kind tool to help parents and health care providers better treat ADHD (attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder). Engaging Parents Leads to Better Treatments for Children With ADHD - Read more

Diabetes Management Program Provides Improvements in Patient Care

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[14/11/2012] In Canada alone, almost 2 million people are known to be living with diabetes. Around a million more have the disease but are not aware of that fact, and have not been given the tools they need to control their blood sugar and safeguard their health. Diabetes Management Program Provides Improvements in Patient Care - Read more

July 2012: Custom Fitted Aids

Telephones for elderly people, infuse-aids, prostheses – these and many other auxiliary means facilitate the life of many people, both in professional and private life. Often they have to be individually made or adapted depending on the type of disability and the personal needs. In our Topic of the Month July you learn more about “Custom Fitted Aids.”July 2012: Custom Fitted Aids - Read more

June 2012: Federal Volunteer Service in Germany – Top or Flop?

One year ago the so-called “Bufdis” displaced the “Zivis” in Germany. REHACARE.de enquired: Has the Federal Volunteer Service established its self and can it substitute the Civilian Service? The opinions diverge. Some report about a surprising success and some of a lack of candidates. See for yourself in our Topic of the Month June: Federal Volunteer Service in Germany – Top or Flop?June 2012: Federal Volunteer Service in Germany – Top or Flop? - Read more

May 2012: Adventures in the Wheelchair

Climbing mountains, crossing oceans, getting to know exotic animals and different cultures or going houseboating on the German river Havel – who would not like to experience such exciting adventures? Almost everybody! Also for people with physical handicaps the world is opened up. In our Topic of the Month May we show you enterprising people and their Adventures in the Wheelchair.May 2012: Adventures in the Wheelchair - Read more

April 2012: Augmentative and Alternative Communication

„Just speak up!“ This is not easy to do for everyone. Especially if you cannot speak. Therefore, REHACARE.de deals with facilities of auxiliary means for communication. Read more in the Topic of the Month April: Augmentative and Alternative Communication.April 2012: Augmentative and Alternative Communication - Read more

Alternative Communication: "When Starting Working Life Communication Is Especially Important"

School is out, working life begins: an exciting time in which everything changes. Also for people who articulate with the help of Alternative Communication (AC). The auxiliary means have to function exactly so that the transition functions easily.Alternative Communication: "When Starting Working Life Communication Is Especially Important" - Read more

Violence in Care: "It Starts with a Mean Word and Ends with Murdering“

Senior citizens in need of care become more and more often victims of violent encroachments. Potential culprits are informal caregivers or the nursing staff. What affected people should do and how such situations can be avoided – the experts of a Germany-wide emergency call advice centre in Bonn know it.Violence in Care: "It Starts with a Mean Word and Ends with Murdering“ - Read more

Driving Simulators Help Elderly Improve their Road Skills

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[19/01/2011] Older drivers could benefit from training programs that put them behind the wheel – in a driving simulator, with an observer who helps them develop their skills. Driving Simulators Help Elderly Improve their Road Skills - Read more