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Caregiver burden in an elderly population with depression in São Paulo, Brazil

Background: Mental disorders are among the most prevalent chronic conditions in old age, depression being the most widespread. The aim of this study was to examine the burden and distress reported by carers of elderly patients with depression. Method: Patients aged 60 or over starting outpatient treatment for depression and their relatives were included. Patients were assessed for the severity of depressive symptoms, behaviour and mood disturbance, and abilities of daily living.

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Evaluation of effectiveness and satisfaction outcomes of a mental health screening and referral clinical pathway for community nursing care

The study aimed to explore the effectiveness of a mental health screening and referral clinical pathway for generalist community nursing care of war veterans and war widow(er)s in Australia on outcomes of client self-reported mental health, quality of life, and client and carer satisfaction. The pathway was developed by literature review and consultation, then trialled and evaluated. Validated screening tools were embedded within the pathway to support generalist nurses' mental health decision making. Pre- and post-measures were applied.

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Successful collaboration in dementia care from the perspectives of healthcare professionals and informal carers in Germany: Results from a focus group study

Background: Informal carers of persons with dementia are in contact with numerous healthcare professionals (HCP) in a complex healthcare system. Successful collaboration between the parties involved appears to be essential for good dementia care. Thus, we investigated the perceptions of both HCP and informal carers regarding successful collaboration and sought to describe obstacles and facilitators.

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Studying intersection points - An analysis of information needs for shared homecare of elderly patients

Objectives: Elderly patients are increasingly receiving care in their own homes but this process is not well supported by existing systems which suffer from limited integration of health and social care services. The result is fragmentation of care, lack of coordination between services, duplication of services, and limited participation of patients and informal carers in the care process. In this study we attempt to identify the key intersection points, i.e.

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Improving acute care for patients with dementia

Relatives may notice inadequacies in care when a relative with dementia is admitted to hospital. This study gathered views of carers to indicate how care can be improved.

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Satisfaction with the care-managed support of older people: An empirical analysis

Modernising Social Services requires the use of satisfaction surveys in monitoring some key aspects of quality of provision, including user/carer perceptions and experiences of services and involvement of users/carers in assessment and review. Using data from the study Evaluating Community Care for Elderly People (ECCEP), of physically and/or mentally frail community-based older people in England and Wales receiving community care services, this investigation examines three crucial aspects of user satisfaction.

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Informal carer role in the personalisation of assistive solutions connected to aspirations of people with dementia

The increase in the elderly population over the last thirty years with consequent increase in the number of people living with dementia (PwD) has resulted in a research focus on improving quality-of-life and well-being beyond basic needs, to address psychosocial needs and to provide technological support for these. As part of a UK industry-led, publically supported, project Connecting Assistive Solutions to Aspirations (CASA), research is being conducted to inform the design of assistive technology packages that are aspiration-led.

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Development of an integrated telehealth system to facilitate self management of long term conditions

Objective. This paper describes the user-centred specification, development and evaluation of a prototype telehealth system, capable of enhancing self management for people with congestive heart failure (CHF). The overall aim is to produce a system to enable people with a range of long term conditions to self manage. CHF is one of three exemplar conditions under investigation in the SMART2 (Self Management supported by Assistive, Rehabilitative and Telecare Technologies) project.

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AMELIE: Authoring multimedia-enhanced learning interactive environment for e-health contents

This paper presents the AMELIE Authoring Tool for e-health applications. AMELIE provides the means for creating video-based contents with a focus on e-learning and telerehabilitation processes. The main core of AMELIE lies in the efficient exploitation of raw multimedia resources, which may be already available at clinical centers or recorded ad hoc for learning purposes by health professionals.

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