Health

What factors make 'age-friendly environments' effective?

A new study, published in the journal Systematic Reviews, conducted by researchers at the University of Liverpool and Newcastle University has identified the most effective initiatives for promoting respect and social inclusion ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why do chronically lonely teens stay lonely?

For chronically lonely adolescents, even the rare invitation to a social event is likely to be met with suspicion: "It's not that I'm worthy, I just got lucky," they'll tell themselves.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Smart emergency scheme for people with dementia

People with dementia exhibit many far-reaching changes of conduct. Embarrassment, fear, and reduced orientation ability decrease their degree of independence and social inclusion. The QuartrBack project coordinated by the ...

Health

Facilitating hearing aid usage by means of gamification

Hearing loss is an inevitable part of the ageing process from around 25-30 years old. As the average age of Europe's population is increasing, with expectations by 2050 of two fifths being over 50 years old, demand for assistive ...

Autism spectrum disorders

A tool enhances social inclusion for people with autism

The University of Alicante has developed, together with centres in the UK, Spain and Bulgaria, a tool designed to assist people with autism spectrum disorders by adapting written documents into a format that is easier for ...

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