Eating more ultra-processed foods linked to stroke and cognitive decline
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by News desk
18h ago
People who eat more ultra-processed foods like soft drinks, crisps and cookies may have a higher risk of having memory and thinking problems and having a stroke than those who eat fewer processed foods, a new study has found. The study does not prove that eating ultra-processed foods causes memory and thinking problems and stroke – it only shows an association. Ultra-processed foods are high in added sugar, fat and salt, and low in protein and fibre. They include soft drinks, salty and sugary snacks, ice cream, hamburger, canned baked beans, ketchup, mayonnaise, packaged breads and flavoured c ..read more
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Gateshead neuro rehab centre holds open day to showcase newly refurbished facilities
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by News desk
18h ago
The specialist Kibblesworth neurological rehabilitation centre in Gateshead, part of Active Care Group, recently welcomed a variety of local councillors, commissioners, and service representatives, for an open day celebration to show off their newly refurbished facilities. The improvements will help to provide the highest quality care for residents who are recovering from a brain injury or have a long-term neurological condition. Guests, included Lamesley Parish Council Members Steve Mullins, Jane McCoid and Sheila Gallagher, a representative from the Office of Parliament for Blaydon, and a Ki ..read more
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Melo: how we’re revolutionising brain injury care
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by Sarah Sinclair
23h ago
A new digital platform for managing behavioural assessments in neurorehabilitation is aiming to improve the lives of up to 10 million patients, clinicians and carers over the next 10 years. NR Times finds out more.  Inadequate understanding of behavioural risks among brain injury patients is estimated to cost the NHS £2.5 billion a year through adverse incidents and staff turnover. Current behavioural risk assessments are typically carried out on paper, but wards and staff are extremely busy and this data collection is often slow and inconsistent.  To tackle this, award-winning healt ..read more
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The value of a combined MDT process and having multiple voices round the table
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by Features desk
23h ago
At Askham Rehab, Multidisciplinary Teams (MDTs) are an essential part of our rehab model, bringing together specialist team members to collaborate in the assessment and management of patients.  This approach is widely used and successful in the rehabilitation of patients with brain and spinal injuries, as by bringing together experts from different fields, a MDT ensures that a patient receives a comprehensive care. MDTs can include specialists such as neurologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, and clinical psychologists — each bringing a ..read more
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NR Headlines: Friday 24th May
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by News desk
23h ago
Welcome to your daily round-up of everything happening in the world of neurorehab. This article is for NR Times subscribers only. Visit the site and log in/register to read. The post NR Headlines: Friday 24th May first appeared on Neuro Rehab Times ..read more
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Conference to address changes in relationships and intimacy following ABI
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by Features desk
2d ago
There can be a reluctance to talk about issues of intimacy and relationships after a life changing brain injury, yet it is so important for people who have suffered a brain injury, their families, and professionals providing support. Being able to maintain relationships and intimacy after a brain injury can be a vital component in rebuilding a person’s life, and fundamental to their mental health and wellbeing. However, after a behaviour changing brain injury relationships can be strained to breaking point, leading to separation or divorce, sadly more likely if there are young children involve ..read more
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The importance of taking play seriously
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by Sarah Sinclair
2d ago
Fiona Peters, head of clinical services at Think Therapy 1st, discusses the benefits of implementing play in occupational therapy and how this approach can enhance therapeutic outcomes for children and adults.  The Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) recently introduced new guidelines around the role of play in occupational therapy and the need to incorporate this into assessments of children and young people. The importance of play when it comes to children and young people’s development is widely acknowledged. But there is also a rich evidence base showing that creative acti ..read more
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Fourier showcases upper limb rehab robotics at MOTNC 2024
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by News desk
2d ago
Rehab tech company Fourier Intelligence showcased its portfolio at the recent Malaysia Occupational Therapists National Conference (MOTNC 2024), held on the east coast of Malaysia. Under the theme ‘Empowering Life Across the Lifespan,’ the conference brought together a diverse group of occupational therapists and healthcare professionals. The event was officiated by YB Tuan Ir. Razali Kassim, EXCO for the State of Pahang, on behalf of YAB. Dato’ Sri Haji Wan Rosdy bin Wan Ismail, Chief Minister of Pahang.  Among the highlights from the event were demonstrations of Fourier Intelligence’s f ..read more
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NR headlines: Thursday 23rd May
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by Sarah Sinclair
2d ago
Welcome to your daily round up of everything happening in the world of neurorehab. This article is for NR Times subscribers only. Visit the site and log in/register to read. The post NR headlines: Thursday 23rd May first appeared on Neuro Rehab Times ..read more
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Solving the great dementia/tech challenge
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by Andrew Mernin
3d ago
St Andrew’s Healthcare is on a mission to help to unlock the potential of digital technology in the lives of people with dementia, in partnership with tech firm Memjo. NR Times reports on the progress of a project which aims to fill a gaping hole in research and empower patients to shape future interventions and approaches. In a leafy corner of Northamptonshire, work is underway to help address one of the great neurological conundrums of our time. Driven in part by ageing populations, dementia rates are soaring, with one in two people in the UK affected by the condition either directly or via ..read more
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