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Mismatch – Stories About Inclusive Design
Mismatch.design is a community and a digital magazine dedicated to advancing inclusive design.
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2 hours ago by gwippich
Why Spider-Verse has the most inventive visuals you’ll see this year!
Solid breakdown of the visuals behind one of the most interesting and visually stunning movies I've seen in some time.
animation  articles  comics  movies 
12 hours ago by scottboms
AWS, MongoDB, and the Economic Realities of Open Source
"The result is that “performance, scalability, and availability” is a tremendously attractive business: the more customers AWS has not only drive that much more recurring revenue, but also deepen AWS’ moat by allowing the company to bring that many more resources to bear on ever more obscure use cases, making AWS that much more attractive to new customers. Microsoft is competing but is a distant second; Google is even further behind. In fact, even MongoDB’s managed service runs on the three giants: it simply makes no sense to go it alone."
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19 hours ago by jonerp
Turning Type Sideways
This is one to keep an eye on. Excited for all the knowledge Jonathan is going to drop through this series.
typography  type  design  lettering  articles  newsletters 
yesterday by scottboms
Mary Oliver, Who Believed Poetry 'Mustn't Be Fancy,' Dies At 83 : NPR
"Much-loved poet Mary Oliver died Thursday (17 Jan 2019) of lymphoma, at her home in Florida."
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yesterday by Anne
Leader of WHO orders investigation into claims of racism and corruption
"The head of the World Health Organization has ordered an internal investigation into allegations that the U.N. health agency is rife with racism, sexism and corruption, after a series of anonymous emails with the explosive charges were sent to top managers last year."
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yesterday by Anne
Watch: Massive, Moving Ice Disk Takes Center Stage, Mesmerizing Maine : NPR
"The ducks were rotating on this big Lazy Susan. It was a big duck-go-round."
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yesterday by Anne
The Flexbox Holy Albatross
By Heydon Pickering - Jan 13, 2019
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yesterday by mycotn
Life story books for people with dementia: a systematic review | International Psychogeriatrics | Cambridge Core
Objectives:
There is an increasing evidence that reminiscence therapy is effective in improving cognitive functions and reducing depressive symptoms in people with dementia. Life story books (LSBs) are frequently used as a reminiscence tool to support recollecting autobiographical memories. As little is known about how LSBs are used and what type of studies have been employed to evaluate LSB interventions, we conducted a systematic review.

Methods:
The electronic databases Scopus, PubMed, and PsychINFO as well as reference lists of existing studies were searched to select eligible articles. Out of the 55 studies found, 14 met the inclusion criterion of an original empirical study on LSBs in people with dementia.

Results:
The majority of the LSBs were tangible books, although some digital applications were also found. The LSBs were created mostly in individual sessions in nursing homes with a median of six sessions. Some studies only focused on the person with dementia, while others also examined (in)formal caregivers. Most studies used qualitative interviews, case studies, and/or (pilot) randomized controlled trial (RCTs) with small sample sizes. Qualitative findings showed the value of LSBs in triggering memories and in improving the relation with the person with dementia. Quantitative effects were found on, e.g. autobiographical memory and depression of persons with dementia, quality of relationship with informal caregivers, burden of informal caregivers, and on attitudes and knowledge of formal caregivers.

Conclusions:
This systematic review confirms that the use of LSBs to support reminiscence and person-centered care is promising, but larger RCTs or implementation studies are needed to establish the effects of LSBs on people with dementia.
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