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Analyzing Twitter Data of Family Caregivers of Alzheimer’s Disease Patients Based on the Depression Ontology

In this paper, we present an ontology-based approach to analyze depression of family caregivers of Alzheimer’s disease patients. First, we developed depression ontology called OntoDepression considering the language written in social media. Four major classes and specialized subclasses are defined based on the dailyStrength, which is a well-known social media site centered on healthcare. Next, to find mental health of family caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients, their twitter data is analyzed based on the OntoDepression.

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 14:59

Cloud and Internet of Things Technologies for Supporting In-House Informal Caregivers: A Conceptual Architecture

Persons in a situation of dependency, or independent but with deficiencies in their autonomy, have specific needs for a better management of their long-term care. New sensing technologies based on real-time location systems, mobile apps, the Internet-of-Things (IoT) paradigm and cloud systems can be used to collect and process information about their activity and their environment in a continuous and truthful way.

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 09:28

Extending a Knowledge-Based System with Learning Capacity

Informal caregivers often complain about missing knowledge. A knowledge-based personalized educational system is developed, which provides caregiving relatives with the information needed. Yet, evaluation against domain experts indicated, that parts of the knowledge-base are incorrect. To overcome these problems the system can be extended by a learning capacity and then be trained further utilizing feedback from real informal caregivers. To extend the existing system an artificial neural network was trained to represent a large part of the knowledge-based approach.

Wed, 10/23/2019 - 16:34

Family carers of people with dementia

Family caregiving can be dened in many ways. Schulz and Martire (2004) describe caregiving as: … the provision of extraordinary care, exceeding the bounds of what is normative or usual in family relationships. Caregiving typically involves a significant expenditure of time, energy and money over potentially long periods of time; it involves tasks that may be unpleasant and uncomfortable and are psychologically stressful and physically exhausting (p. 240).

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 20:12

Keeping up appearances: Family carers and people with dementia negotiating normalcy through dress practice

Dress forms part of the taken-for-granted routines that constitute everyday life, but can be dys-rupted in the context of disability-in this case, dementia. Drawing on qualitative research, this chapter situates dress practice as part of how people with dementia and family carers manage the disruption caused by dementia, focusing on the renegotiation of ideas of normality and ordinariness.

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 10:21

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Mon, 07/23/2018 - 14:50

Contracting one's family members: the Dutch care allowance

This chapter focuses on systems of payment for social care in the Netherlands where an elaborate system was developed in the 1990s of 'personal budgets', supplied directly to care users and heavily regulated, which enabled them to pay relatives, friends and neighbours for appropriate help. Despite the efficiency and popularity of the PGB (Dutch Care Allowance or personal budget) the Dutch government is committed to reducing the scope and costs of the scheme. The chapter reviews the PGB in 2004, the impact of the subsequent changes and the PGB's uncertain future.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:24

Participation: (re)interpretation of a core value in the Czech social care of the frail elderly

A variety of non-fiscal input could be brought into discussion regarding the redesign and/or reform of the social care system for the frail elderly in the Czech Republic. It should be based on a deeper understanding of different stakeholders' interpretations of "Participation" one of the core values of the European social model.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:23

Spinning off business activities for care giver support: The DISCOVER attempt

Demographic changes in Europe show an increased demand for quality care for family members, through innovative, broadly accessible solutions that have an overarching focus of improving the quality of life for carers through learning. DISCOVER platform is such a technology, based on existing eLearning systems and delivers digital skills training for carers, focusing in particular on opportunities for informal carers as a socially excluded group. DISCOVER business strategy provides a sustainable entity in order to deliver benefits to the carer, and cared-for communities in the future.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:22

Service user and carer assessment of social work students

Whilst the involvement of service users and carers in social work student assessments has significantly changed the education of social work students in the United Kingdom (UK), it is a practice that has not been adopted internationally. The chapter makes the case for service user and carer involvement in students’ assessments at international level. It discusses the policy and the legal context for service user and carer involvement in students’ assessments, and what service users and carers look for when assessing students.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:20

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