Webwatch http://www.careappointments.co.uk Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:31:30 +0100 en-gb Webwatch: New App to enhance home and hospital environments for dementia sufferers http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42505-webwatch-new-app-to-enhance-home-and-hospital-environments-for-dementia-sufferers http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42505-webwatch-new-app-to-enhance-home-and-hospital-environments-for-dementia-sufferers Webwatch: New App to enhance home and hospital environments for dementia sufferers
A new app could help enhance home and hospital environments for elderly people and those with dementia, by asking them to give feedback on their surroundings. The University of Stirling's Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC), together with Space Architects, launched Iridis on Thursday - World Alzheimer's Day. A first of…
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Webwatch Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:54:12 +0100
Webwatch: Get savvy about social media with new online course http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42465-webwatch-get-savvy-about-social-media-with-new-course http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42465-webwatch-get-savvy-about-social-media-with-new-course Webwatch: Get savvy about social media with new online course
The web offers tools to help you find information, learn new skills and build new connections. If you want to build on continuing professional development, understanding the web (including social media) is really important. And it can save time. Iriss has recently launched a free ‘Grow your Personal Learning Networks’…
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Webwatch Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:13:10 +0100
Webwatch: Expert warns mental health self-assessment tool 'may do harm than good' http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42463-webwatch-expert-warns-mental-health-self-assessment-tool-may-do-harm-than-good http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42463-webwatch-expert-warns-mental-health-self-assessment-tool-may-do-harm-than-good Webwatch: Expert warns mental health self-assessment tool 'may do harm than good'
A move by Google that enables people to check online whether they are clinically depressed could do more harm than good, an expert has warned. Google has teamed up with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to offer US users the chance to take a self-assessment to see whether…
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Webwatch Thu, 14 Sep 2017 10:32:48 +0100
Webwatch: Virtual reality game aimed at helping research into dementia http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42345-webwatch-virtual-reality-game-aimed-at-helping-research-into-dementia http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42345-webwatch-virtual-reality-game-aimed-at-helping-research-into-dementia Webwatch: Virtual reality game aimed at helping research into dementia
A virtual reality game developed by scientists is designed to help dementia research by analysing player navigation skills. Sea Hero Quest VR is a nautical navigation game that collects data on spatial awareness behaviour as it is played, with two minutes of play time being equal to five hours of…
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Webwatch Wed, 30 Aug 2017 08:54:10 +0100
Webwatch: New website for the Northern Ireland Degree in Social Work Partnership http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42234-webwatch-new-website-for-the-northern-ireland-degree-in-social-work-partnership http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42234-webwatch-new-website-for-the-northern-ireland-degree-in-social-work-partnership Webwatch: New website for the Northern Ireland Degree in Social Work Partnership
The Northern Ireland Degree in Social Work Partnership (NIDSWP) has launched their new website. The Degree Partnership aims to ensure regional consistency in the development and delivery of agreed aspects of the Degree in Social Work in line with Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) standards. The NIDSWP is an…
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Webwatch Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:32:27 +0100
Webwatch: Leicester researchers develop cancer survival prediction tool http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42153-webwatch-leicester-researchers-develop-cancer-survival-prediction-tool http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42153-webwatch-leicester-researchers-develop-cancer-survival-prediction-tool Webwatch: Leicester researchers develop cancer survival prediction tool
Researchers from the University of Leicester have developed an online tool which presents a variety of measures that quantify the survival of patients with cancer from different perspectives. The ‘InterPreT Cancer Survival’ tool, which has been developed by University of Leicester PhD student Sarwar Islam, is a newly developed interactive…
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Webwatch Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:13:30 +0100
Webwatch: National Social Services Search - Sector information quickly and easily http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42069-webwatch-national-social-services-search-sector-information-quickly-and-easily http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42069-webwatch-national-social-services-search-sector-information-quickly-and-easily Webwatch: National Social Services Search -  Sector information quickly and easily
Want to find sector information information quickly and easily? It can be cumbersome having to visit numerous websites to find the information that you need. The National Social Services Search attempts to make searching life easy for people and make the information landscape a little easier to navigate. Iriss, in…
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Webwatch Tue, 04 Jul 2017 07:37:41 +0100
Webwatch: Trying to protect young from all risks on internet may be futile http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42050-webwatch-trying-to-protect-young-from-all-risks-on-internet-may-be-futile http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42050-webwatch-trying-to-protect-young-from-all-risks-on-internet-may-be-futile Webwatch: Trying to protect young from all risks on internet may be futile
Trying to protect children from all online risks may be futile, according to a new report, which says youngsters are increasingly conducting their online lives in private. The study also warns that more than a third (37%) of UK 15-year-olds are now "extreme internet users", who are on their computers…
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Webwatch Fri, 30 Jun 2017 09:01:17 +0100
Webwatch: Getting Informed - Navigating the self-funded social care system http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/41993-webwatch-getting-informed-navigating-the-self-funded-social-care-system http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/41993-webwatch-getting-informed-navigating-the-self-funded-social-care-system Webwatch: Getting Informed - Navigating the self-funded social care system
New support tools to help the general public find out about social care options for older people have been launched this week. A new leaflet, short film and website – www.gettinginformed.net – will provide much-needed information for people looking for social care options, particularly those who are ‘self-funders’. The resources…
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Webwatch Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:32:50 +0100
Webwatch: openPASS - Providing easy access to information recorded by carers http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/41967-webwatch-openpass-providing-easy-access-to-information-recorded-by-carers http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/41967-webwatch-openpass-providing-easy-access-to-information-recorded-by-carers Webwatch: openPASS - Providing easy access to information recorded by carers
The openPASS App enables verified family members to access information that is recorded by their relative's carer. This includes details of when the carer has visited, any medical care they have received and how they are feeling that day, all in one easy-to-use smartphone application. With openPASS, communications between family…
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Webwatch Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:07:25 +0100
Webwatch: New app to help improve environments for people living with dementia http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/41892-webwatch-new-app-to-help-improve-environments-for-people-living-with-dementia http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/41892-webwatch-new-app-to-help-improve-environments-for-people-living-with-dementia Webwatch: New app to help improve environments for people living with dementia
The University of Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) has announced the development of a ground-breaking new app to help improve workplaces, public buildings and homes for people living with dementia. Working in collaboration with construction experts Space Group, the team is creating the first app of its kind in…
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Webwatch Wed, 07 Jun 2017 11:19:18 +0100
Webwatch: What is the value of a social services podcast? http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/41878-webwatch-what-is-the-value-of-a-social-services-podcast http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/41878-webwatch-what-is-the-value-of-a-social-services-podcast Webwatch: What is the value of a social services podcast?
BBC radio, iPlayer and topic-specific podcasts such as Woman’s Hour allow people access to a variety of interesting audio content, which can be listened to at a time and place that suits them. The increasing use of mobile devices also means that people can easily access and download audio content…
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Webwatch Tue, 06 Jun 2017 13:32:44 +0100
Webwatch: Symptom app helps cancer patients live longer, trial suggests http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/41872-webwatch-symptom-app-helps-cancer-patients-live-longer-trial-suggests http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/41872-webwatch-symptom-app-helps-cancer-patients-live-longer-trial-suggests Webwatch: Symptom app helps cancer patients live longer, trial suggests
An app that tracks cancer patients' symptoms can boost their survival by five months, according to a new study. Research presented at the world's biggest cancer conference found that patients who told their doctors of their symptoms via an app or telephone helpline lived far longer than those who did…
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Webwatch Mon, 05 Jun 2017 08:15:58 +0100
Facebook bans alcohol delivery service ads after complaint they trivialised addiction http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41831-facebook-bans-alcohol-delivery-service-ads-after-complaint-they-trivialised-addiction http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41831-facebook-bans-alcohol-delivery-service-ads-after-complaint-they-trivialised-addiction Facebook bans alcohol delivery service ads after complaint they trivialised addiction
Facebook posts by the alcohol delivery service Drink Doctor have been banned over complaints that the "irresponsible" ads trivialised addiction. One of the posts for the 24-hour delivery firm read: "People are not addicted to alcohol or drugs, they are addicted to escaping reality," while another said: "According to chemistry,…
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England Wed, 24 May 2017 11:41:07 +0100
Webwatch: Instagram 'ranked worst for young people's mental health' http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/41812-webwatch-instagram-ranked-worst-for-young-people-s-mental-health http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/41812-webwatch-instagram-ranked-worst-for-young-people-s-mental-health Webwatch: Instagram 'ranked worst for young people's mental health'
Instagram is the worst social media site in terms of its impact on the mental health of young people, a report has suggested. The #StatusofMind survey found the photo-sharing app negatively impacted on people's body image, sleep and fear of missing out. However, the survey of 1,479 youngsters aged 14…
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Webwatch Fri, 19 May 2017 08:41:38 +0100