Exercise Reduces Caregiver’s Burden in Dementia Care

New exercise program does not only help patients

April 9, 2020 - Cologne, Germany – Exercise in older adults, even at an advanced stage of dementia, is an important strategy to maintain independence in everyday living and to promote quality of life. The research group "geriatric psychiatry in motion" of the German Sport University Cologne and the LVR-Hospital Cologne develop and evaluate exercise programs for geriatric mental health care. Latest results from a study in acute dementia care indicate a special exercise program is not only effective for the patients themselves, but also reduces the professional caregiver’s burden caused by neuropsychiatric symptoms. More...

April 9, 2020

No Need to Steer Clear of Electric Cars If You Have a Pacemaker

Landmark study published in Technology and Health Care demonstrates that electric cars do not cause problems for individuals with cardiac implantable electronic device

April 7, 2020 - Amsterdam, NL – A study published in Technology and Health Care shows that four leading brands of e-cars do not trigger electromagnetic interference (EMI) with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED). CIEDs like pacemakers and defibrillators may malfunction when they are exposed to strong electromagnetic fields (EMF) generated by powerful motors. While rare events, such errors could have serious consequences for patients. With the increasing use of electric-powered vehicles for public and private transport, there is a critical need to assess the potential risks for this population. More...

April 7, 2020

Neuropsychological and Psychological Methods Are Essential Components of the Neurorehabilitative Process

Experts highlight neuropsychological and psychological applications and their role in rehabilitation in this collection of articles published in NeuroRehabilitation

April 8, 2020 - Amsterdam, NL – Clinical neuropsychology and psychology have evolved as diagnostic and treatment-oriented disciplines necessary for individuals with neurological, psychiatric, and medical conditions. In this collection of articles in the journal NeuroRehabilitation experts highlight medical advances in neuropsychological and psychological applications in neurorehabilitation. More...

April 8, 2020

Patients with Parkinson’s Disease Face Unique “Hidden Sorrows” Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Experts writing in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease discuss potentially grave consequences for Parkinson’s disease patients related to social distancing, but also opportunities like new avenues for research and initiatives that may offer positive help and support

April 3, 2020 - Amsterdam, NL – While much attention has focused on the potential for severe respiratory complications and unfavorable outcomes from the COVID-19 pandemic among patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD), the impact extends beyond these threats. Social distancing requires flexible adaptation to new circumstances, resilience, and a reduction in physical activities, which may be more difficult for patients with PD. More...

April 3, 2020