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Uni experts aim to cut the costs of pressure ulcers

Photo: Male nurse and a patient [08/01/2016] Pressure ulcers – resulting from factors such as immobility by elderly patients and residents in hospitals and care homes – can have serious medical consequences, requiring plastic surgery in extreme cases. Also, they pile huge extra costs on the healthcare system. Now research by University of Huddersfield experts has led to a call for nationwide improvements in education.Uni experts aim to cut the costs of pressure ulcers - Read more

Informal caregivers need a coach

Photo: Elderly woman and informal caregiver [09/12/2015] A Swiss National Science Foundation study has found that informal caregivers should be recognized as competent partners and provided support in using their skills, for instance via a contact desk also available at nights and weekends.Informal caregivers need a coach - Read more

Eyeglasses improve the educational performance of near-sighted children in rural China

Photo: School class in rural China [27/11/2015] As part of the research project 'Rural Education Action Program' (REAP), the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) studied how the children's ability to see affects their performance at school and suggested ways to implement vision care.Eyeglasses improve the educational performance of near-sighted children in rural China - Read more

New tech automatically 'tunes' powered prosthetics while walking

Photo: An amputee walking on a treadmill [30/09/2015] When amputees receive powered prosthetic legs, the power of the prosthetic limbs needs to be tuned by a prosthetics expert – but the prosthetic often needs repeated re-tuning. Biomedical engineering researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have now developed software that allows powered prosthetics to tune themselves automatically.New tech automatically 'tunes' powered prosthetics while walking - Read more

Switzerland best place in the world for older people to live

Photo: Happy elderly woman [09/09/2015] Switzerland is the best place in the world for older people to live, closely followed by Norway and Sweden, according to a new report from HelpAge International, working in partnership with the University of Southampton.Switzerland best place in the world for older people to live - Read more

"The number of older drug users in need of care will increase considerably"

Right now, the care sector is not prepared for this fact yet: drug addicts are getting much older than previously believed. At the same time, many typically age-related restrictions start to appear far earlier with them. This poses new challenges in health care provision."The number of older drug users in need of care will increase considerably" - Read more

Building confidence helps people with MS have fuller lives

Photo: Man in a wheelchair in a shopping street [14/08/2015] The physical symptoms of weakness and fatigue from multiple sclerosis (MS) can rock a person's confidence and ability to engage in what he or she feels is important, from being a good parent and friend to taking up a hobby.Building confidence helps people with MS have fuller lives - Read more

"Safe mobility starts with the right choice and adaptation of the wheelchair"

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Nicole Seifert [23/07/2015] Whether it’s a wheelchair or a walker – for people with disabilities, it is crucial to control their own mobility in a competent and safe manner. Yet not everyone truly feels confident in every situation with these assistive devices. That’s why REHACARE.com spoke with Nicole Seifert about ways to foster more trust in yourself and others."Safe mobility starts with the right choice and adaptation of the wheelchair" - Read more

 
 

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