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Dementia: better care before research for Alzheimer's cure

Photo: Note that remembers to take medication [19/08/2015] More than $100 million in federal funding was spent last year toward searching for a cure for Alzheimer's disease. However, if given the choice, most people with dementia and those caring for them would like to see the money go elsewhere. Dementia: better care before research for Alzheimer's cure - Read more

Increasing regulation of care service makes sector less attractive

Photo: Elderly woman and caregiver [29/06/2015] Over 1.5 million people currently work in the care sector in the UK. However, health and social care sector have experienced challenges in recent years as a result of austerity measures in the public sector which has had implications for the pay and pensions of those working in the sector. With growing demands and fewer resources, the issue of workforce planning has become increasingly critical.Increasing regulation of care service makes sector less attractive - Read more

"The reasons that lead to violence in care are complex and complicated"

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Photo: Dr. Ralf Suhr [25/06/2015] Abuse in care has many different forms and is still a taboo subject. The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day wants to shed a bright light on this issue. This year, the Center for Quality in Care, ZQP, introduced its new featured report titled "Preventing Violence in Care". REHACARE.de spoke with ZQP foundation president Dr. Ralf Suhr about seamless transitions and active prevention."The reasons that lead to violence in care are complex and complicated" - Read more

Protecting elderly patients at risk of harm

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Screenshot of the elearning module [19/06/2015] Elder abuse is a serious and often unreported health issue. It is estimated that as many as 10 percent of hospital patients age 65 and over are victims of abuse. For every case that is reported, an estimated 23 cases are not.Protecting elderly patients at risk of harm - Read more

Insomnia leads to decreased empathy in health care workers

Photo: Woman sitting in bed, getting no sleep [10/06/2015] A new study suggests that insomnia decreases empathy in health care workers and may lead to adverse clinical outcomes and medical errors. Results show that subjects with an Insomnia Severity Index ISI of greater than 8, scored significantly higher across all four subscales of empathy.Insomnia leads to decreased empathy in health care workers - Read more

Video games in care homes

Photo: Old woman and man playing video games [29/04/2015] Introducing video games as a means of bringing older adults in long-term care together may not always be an easy task, according to new research.Video games in care homes - Read more

Using smartphones to avoid spatial disorientation of elderly

Photo: Example of geographic areas of security [27/04/2015] Researchers from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) have used new technologies of the network operators to locate and send alerts when an old person with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) suffers from episodes of spatial disorientation.Using smartphones to avoid spatial disorientation of elderly - Read more

New care model to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations of frail older adults

Photo: Elderly woman and a physician [28/01/2015] A new study from Indiana University and Regenstrief Institute researcher-clinicians reports on the first year of the implementation of OPTIMISTIC, a program they developed and implemented to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations of nursing facility residents.New care model to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations of frail older adults - Read more

 
 

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