Drivers in old age: Between quality of life and traffic safety

In Germany, there is no age limit for driving licences and it is not uncommon to see drivers over the age of 75. Older people are often reluctant to part with their car as driving in old age allows them to lead an independent life. Being able to go to the supermarket at the weekend, get to the doctor...

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Self-care for parents

Self-care is an essential element of parenting that is often neglected but is of vital importance. In the constant drive to be there for our children and fulfil their needs, parents often forget about their own needs and desires. But why is it so important for parents to look after themselves? What...

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The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease

It is common for cognitive abilities to change slightly with age. However, if dementia is suspected, it is advisable to discuss this with a doctor. Around 50 million people worldwide live with dementia. The most common form is Alzheimer’s disease. It involves the build-up of proteins in the...

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Multilingual education

What exactly is language? Language is more than just a means of communication. It is the foundation of our existence, a tool that enables us to express our needs and desires. We use it to shape our opinions and express our individual view of the world. However, language is not only self-reflection,...

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Carer’s leave & family carer’s leave: Time off for care

Who is carer’s leave and family carer’s leave intended for? A care case in the family can occur suddenly and working family members then have to take care of the organisation, which requires a lot of thought. A rapid deterioration in the health of the person in need of care can also lead...

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No daycare place – now what?

There has been a legal entitlement to a place at a daycare centre since 2013, but more than half of all parents with children under the age of six still have problems finding a place. Insufficient capacity, complicated enrolment processes and opaque criteria for allocating places lead to frustration...

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Swimming lessons for children: what’s important?

The earlier children can swim, the better. Knowing how to swim is the best protection against drowning accidents. And this is still the second most common type of fatal accident in childhood. At what age should you learn to swim? Basically, nobody is too young to learn to swim. The only important...

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Care services: What will change in 2024?

The Federal Council passed the Care Support and Relief Act back in May 2023. In the first step, the financial basis was stabilised as of July 1st, 2023. In the second step – from January 1st, 2024 – the first relief measures, i.e. the increases in care benefits, will take effect. The next...

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Family benefits: this changes 2024

The German government has planned a number of measures for 2024 to provide greater relief for families. And there will also be changes to parental allowance. We present the various measures: Parental allowance The income limit for parental allowance will be reduced. From April 1st, 2024 it will be...

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Self-care for parents

The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease

Multilingual education

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