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Continuity of medical services and accessibility of care are hallmarks of a successful healthcare system. Unfortunately this vision is not always attainable for a professional rehabilitation considering its habitually high costs. Specifically, if we talk about multiple intuitively demarcated deficiencies such as, e.g., Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), which is loosely defined by Mayo Clinic  as an “intermediate stage between the expected cognitive decline of normal aging and the more serious decline of… Read More

In my recent blog we spoke about people hospitalized with an acute stroke, but deprived of a timely medical assistance. As a result they were discharged with long-term disabilities. The usual path for those people is the rehabilitation clinic (the German abbreviation: REHA). One of such REHA clinics I have visited is located in Bad Aibling, in the heart of the picturesque Alpine meadows of Bavaria. The offered rehabilitation programs are extensive,… Read More