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Prasad, N.

Assessment of Distress among Patients and Primary Caregivers: Findings from a Chemotherapy Outpatient Unit

Background: Chemotherapy is one of the treatment modalities for cancer. The side effects of treatment, at times, can affect the emotional well-being of patients and their caregivers, thereby leading to distress. This paper aims at screening and identifying levels of distress among patients undergoing chemotherapy and their caregivers. Subjects and Methods: A cross-sectional study design was used.

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 14:09

ISISEMD: Intelligent system for independent living and self-care of seniors with mild cognitive impairment or mild dementia

According to the 2009 World Alzheimer Report, the number of people living with Alzheimer's and dementia is predicted to double almost every 20 years, and people will experience their first symptoms of dementia at an earlier age. In Europe the number of people with dementia is conservatively anticipated to increase by 40% over the next 20 years mainly due to the increase in the ageing population. As a consequence, social care providers in Europe will face major challenges over the next couple of decades due to the increased care demand for people suffering from dementia.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:10