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Senior Models: “Their Presence Shapes Our Image of Old Age“

Fun loving and competent – more and more companies present themselves this way in advertising. Yet when the advertising campaign is meant to appeal to a more mature target audience, many are still struggling with the images they have in their mind of aging. This is when models of a similar age are in demand. But are there actually any models over the age of 50?Senior Models: “Their Presence Shapes Our Image of Old Age“ - Read more

Sign Language: The Way to Inclusion for the Deaf

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is applicable law in Germany for five years now. Besides many other aspects of inclusion it explicitly gives them the right to use the German Sign Language. But this is often not so easy to realize in everyday life.Sign Language: The Way to Inclusion for the Deaf - Read more

‘Funny Bones’ to Explore the Portrayal of Disability in Comedy

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[17/02/2014] Members of the public will be given an insight into the representation of disability through the medium of comedy in ‘Funny Bones’, a free lecture to take place on Sunday 23 February between 3pm - 4pm at the University of Leicester’s Embrace Arts Centre.‘Funny Bones’ to Explore the Portrayal of Disability in Comedy - Read more

January 2014: Disability in the Media

Whether it's television or newspapers – the media form the picture we have of the world surrounding us. So, how do German media present people with disabilities? And what are American media doing differently, maybe also better? You will get to know all this in our current Topic of the Month January: Disability in the Media.January 2014: Disability in the Media - Read more

Best Practice: Disability in the Media

Exceptions prove the rule: Also if media creators can still change and improve aspects of their work, there are first positive examples. German media still trail behind, while the U.S. us ahead. Lilian Masuhr, head of the Leidmedien.de project, and blogger Ninia LaGrande gave us some recommendations which form the basis for this overview.Best Practice: Disability in the Media - Read more

Heroes or Victims: People with Disabilities in the Media

They either suffer or they are heroes: People with disabilities are often depicted one-sidedly in the media. A lot of journalists are not aware of possible misconceptions. The German project Leidmedien.de aims to change this and offers help and clarifications to media creators.Heroes or Victims: People with Disabilities in the Media - Read more

US Show My Gimpy Life: “Many People with Disabilities Can Identify with it”

This actress is no longer a YouTube insiders’ tip among people with disabilities: Teal Sherer. In her show “My Gimpy Life” she introduces her viewers to the life in a wheelchair – with lots of humor. Thanks to YouTube she reaches out to a worldwide audience.US Show My Gimpy Life: “Many People with Disabilities Can Identify with it” - Read more

Screen-Based Media May Contribute to Sleep Problems in Boys with Autism

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Photo: Boy with laptop in bed [25/11/2013] Having bedroom access to television, computers or video games is linked to less sleep in boys with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a team of University of Missouri (MU) researchers found.Screen-Based Media May Contribute to Sleep Problems in Boys with Autism - Read more

Social Media Can Support Healthiness of Older People

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Photo: Elderly woman with tablet PC [22/04/2013] The use of social media by older people can offer valuable additional support in cases of sickness and diseases, new research from the University of Luxembourg has shown. Social Media Can Support Healthiness of Older People - Read more

Autism: Many Facets, too Many Clichés

Infantile, atypical or Asperger – for a long time, those have been the common downgrades of autism. But now, a new understanding of the congenital development disorder has established itself: Because no autistic person resembles the other and every one of them shows symptoms of a different strength, experts now rather talk about the autism spectrum disorder (ASD).Autism: Many Facets, too Many Clichés - Read more

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Device Helps Children with Disabilities Access Tablets

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Photo: Women who created the device; linked to [12/12/2012] Researchers at Georgia Tech are trying to open the world of tablets to children whose limited mobility makes it difficult for them to perform the common pinch and swipe gestures required to control the devices.Device Helps Children with Disabilities Access Tablets - Read more

Digital Tablets Improve Speed of Reading

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Photo: Woman reading with tablet pc; linked to [19/11/2012] People who have eye diseases that damage their central vision can regain the ability to read quickly and comfortably by using digital tablets, according to a recent study.Digital Tablets Improve Speed of Reading - Read more

Manuela Schmermund - That´s How She Rolls

Sportswoman Manuela Schmermund; linked to Instead of competing at the Paralympic Games Manuela Schmermund would also like to go to space. Until then, the sportswoman dedicates herself to children and teenagers in different fields. You can read the reason why she laughs at pedestrians sometimes and the age of her favorite cuddly pillow on REHACARE.deManuela Schmermund - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Deike Ludwig - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Deike Ludwig; linked to Leaving tracks with her work and flying across them like a bird – those are only a few wishes of Deike Ludwig. The student of special education is committed to self-determined living for handicapped people, in which the “WE” is still very important.Deike Ludwig - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Lars Pickardt - That´s How He Rolls

Disabled Sports means a lot to him – as the national coach in the wheelchair fencing Lars Pickardt gives his best for his athletes. Together with a German sports club, he is always looking for new talents. REHACARE.de talked with him about secret locations, landing on the moon and fun games with his godchild.Lars Pickardt - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Dramatically Effective Against Strokes

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[24/09/2012] Every two minutes someone in Germany suffers a stroke, yet there are hardly any effective treatments. Scientists from the University of Würzburg are now pursuing a new approach: inhibiting a blood protein seems to mitigate the negative consequences of strokes quite dramatically.Dramatically Effective Against Strokes - Read more

Heidi Paliz - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Heidi Paliz with horse; linked to Old horses, sick people or vanishing rainforests – Heidi Paliz cares for all of them. With her foundation AM-EN she organizes trips for disabled people and riding therapy for disabled children in Ecuador. On REHACARE.de she talks about South American street dogs and cats, black holes and Johnny Cash.Heidi Paliz - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Tablet App Revolutionizing Therapy for Autistic Children

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[17/09/2012] Australian researchers have harnessed tablet technology to develop an app that is set to revolutionize the way parents around the world provide in-home therapy for their autistic children.Tablet App Revolutionizing Therapy for Autistic Children - Read more

Peter Schmidt - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Doctor Peter Schmidt; linked to The discovery of love seized him as well as an exploration of a fascinating landscape. Because for the autistic Peter Schmidt feelings and emotions are not easy to process. On REHACARE.de the geophysicist and fan of Bollywood talks about the Big Bang and his book “A cactus for Valentine’s Day – An autistic and love.”Peter Schmidt - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Heinrich Popow - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Heinrich Popow; linked to Bronze medal in the 200-metre run: once again, Heinrich Popow does not leave the Paralympics without any medal. He is an old hand on top of the Mount Olympus and uses his passion to tell other people who have just lost a limb: a prosthesis is a beginning and not an end. Heinrich Popow - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Johanna Welin - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Johanna Welin; linked to Do zombies need a wheelchair, too? This is what Johanna Welin, the successful basketball player, would like to know. Apart from that, the Sweden fan seems to be a quite down-to-earth person – as her answers on REHACARE.de show. Johanna Welin - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Christoph Burkard - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Christoph Burkard; linked to Dolphins have no legs and can still swim very fast – just like Christoph Burkard. The gold medal winner from 2004 will also take part at the Paralympics in London. Regardless of whether breast, dolphin or freestyle – he can swim fast in many ways. REHACARE.de talked to him about chlorinated water in his nose and his cat Harry.Christoph Burkard - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Pia Douwes - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Woman with dark hair smiling; linked to In the role of the Austrian Empress Elisabeth she first captured the hearts of many musical fans. Later, Pia Douwes was the jury member of a German musical casting show and found Tarzan and Jane. Today, the Dutch musical actress tells us on REHACARE.de about the fascination for her work and old dressing gowns.Pia Douwes - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Kirsten Bruhn - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Swimmer in water; linked to Kirsten Bruhn knows exactly what she wants and what not. But until she can make her dream of an own swimwear and jewellery collection come true, she swims as fast as she can – also at the Paralympics in London. REHACARE.de talked to the self-confident athlete about strange odours, applesauce and her parents.Kirsten Bruhn - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Karl-Heinz Pantke - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Older man with glasses and mustache at walker; linked to After a stroke with locked-in syndrome, he is now living with a walking disability and language disorder. But for Karl-Heinz Pantke this is no reason to give up his life. As the leader of the association LIS he tries to bolster other affected people up. REHACARE.de spoke with the cheerful Berliner about Pink Floyd and “other senior sounds.”Karl-Heinz Pantke - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Derek Paravicini - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Young man with sunglasses; linked to The blind autist would like to play concerts for a large and excited audience. Derek Paravicini talked with REHACARE.de about his passion for music and piano, comfortable evenings with his friends and a lot of sweets.Derek Paravicini - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Barbara Seché - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Blond woman; linked to Casa Calma is supposed to be an oasis of calm for people with handicap and their families. On Mallorca Barbara Seché offers them a hiatus, even with animalic support. With REHACARE.de the 46-years-old talked about her fear of an incurable disease and about her evening with Tom Cruise and Karl Lagerfeld.Barbara Seché - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Rolf Miller - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Man with dark hairs smiling; linked to Laughing and humor are his profession. Probably that is why Rolf Miller can identify so well with the Circus Sonnenstich. The cabaret artist is the honorary patron of this group of artists, which is constituted of acrobats with Down’s syndrome. On REHACARE.de he talks about his liking of minigolf and his urge to take pictures of everything.Rolf Miller - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Raúl Krauthausen - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Man in wheelchair with glasses and cap; linked to He wants to improve the situation of disabled people and tries to make a contribution with the association “Sozialhelden”. On REHACARE.de Raúl Krauthausen talks about his brittle bone disease and about the fact that he is fed up about authorities who do not work on solutions for the disabled.Raúl Krauthausen - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Andreas Gruner - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Man with a Guitar and a Microphone; linked to Being happy and healthy for a lifetime, that is what the health politician and hobby musician Andreas Gruner is wishing for, who would like to record his own CD. With REHACARE.de he talked about his traumatic brain injury, making good music and about the bonding psychotherapy.Andreas Gruner - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Renate Günther-Greene - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Blonde woman with short hair and glasses ; linked to The Documentary filmmaker Renate Günther-Green would like to be once just lazy. With REHACARE.de she talked about that she is fed up about the European Stability Mechanism, about her fear of a serious illness and about her admiration for her mother.Renate Günther-Greene - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Harry Wijnvoord - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Man with beard smiling In the nineties he distributed smaller as well as higher prices in the popular TV show "The Price is Right". Today, Harry Wijnvoord is involved in the Children's Aid Society Royal Fishing for slow learners and excluded children. On REHACARE.de the enthusiastic angler also talks about his meeting with Queen Beatrix and numerous trips in the camper.Harry Wijnvoord - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Ambient Assisted-Living Technology Supports Active Ageing

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[16/04/2012] Loneliness from being disconnected from friends and family, fears about health and safety and worries about security are some of the many burdens of old age. European Union-funded researchers are proving how technology can alleviate the problems.Ambient Assisted-Living Technology Supports Active Ageing - Read more

Smartphone Training Helps People with Memory Impairment

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[13/02/2012] A smartphone training program, theory-driven and specifically designed for individuals with memory impairment, can result in "robust" improvements in day-to-day functioning, and boost independence and confidence levels.Smartphone Training Helps People with Memory Impairment - Read more

Adolescents with Autism Spend Free Time Using Screen-Based Media

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[10/02/2012] Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) tend to be fascinated by screen-based technology. A new study by a University of Missouri researcher found that adolescents with autism spend the majority of their free time using non-social media.Adolescents with Autism Spend Free Time Using Screen-Based Media - Read more

Nonprofit Health Organisations Often Use Social Media

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[08/05/2011] As the presence of social media continues to increase as a form of communication, health organisations are searching for the most effective ways to use the online tools to pass important information to the public. Nonprofit Health Organisations Often Use Social Media - Read more

Barrier-free living

When living in one’s very own four walls, people utter the desire, “This is where I want to grow old!" However, when retirement does come along other problems follow that weren't considered before. That may not pose a problem yet, but for people in wheelchairs, for example, these things can be a huge burden. Barrier-free living - Read more

2010 REHACARE INTERNATIONAL

All in all over seven million people with disabilities live in Germany. In addition there are another 17 million senior citizens over 65 years of age. Many of them need help, because in everyday life, they can not manage everything on their own. At the trade fair REHACARE in Düsseldorf the latest trends and developments in the industry are presented. We visited the fair and had a look around. 2010 REHACARE INTERNATIONAL - Read more

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