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[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
[28/07/2014] Family carers of people with dementia may need more support with medication management, according to a recent study. Researchers interviewed family members who care for loved ones with dementia to understand the problems they face. Preliminary themes identified included practical issues, the need for clear communication and that carers found the responsibility a heavy burden.Dementia carers need more medication management support - Read more
[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
[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
[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
[01/07/2014] 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
[01/07/2014] 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
[01/07/2014] 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