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The ELMI online course - an important tool for caregivers in management of Alzheimer's disease patient in Romania

Alzheimer's disease burdens not only the patient, but also the older person's informal (family) caregiver. This burden has been linked to negative health effects for caregivers. The online course could be an important tool for caregivers in management of Alzheimer's disease Patients in Romania. The study evaluate the impact of burden in caregiving and the improvement of quality of life for caregiver after ELMI course.

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 11:38

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.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:21

Activity monitoring to support independent living in Dutch homecare support

Objective: Detecting changes in activity performance by persons living at home may provide to be a powerful tool to support them to live independently. To this end a new care arrangement had to be developed in which commercial available technology is used by a homecare organization and informal carers. The objective of this study is a) to organize the conditions needed to deliver care support to people living independently and b) to investigate the effectiveness thereof.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:20

Monitoring the formal and informal carers' stress in the Alzheimer Special Care Units: Methodology and results

The care process of the person with dementia takes place within the so called "social triangle" formed by the person, family members, professional carers. One of the main objectives in dementia care is to build up a therapeutic alliance aimed at promoting the well vbeing of the persons suffering for dementia and their carers. The placement of the person with dementia doesn't always meens the end of the burden of care for family members, who typically continue their caregiving activities after instituzionalzation.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:18

Early detection of dementia and ICT: Signs from practice

Objective and research questions. Dementia is a growing challenge in our aging society. Often, persons close to older people at some point in time sense that ‘something is wrong’ (long) before dementia is actually diagnosed, but do not know how to act upon it. This may lead to situations where dementia progresses unnoticed, until it escalates, and people need sudden admission to a hospital or nursing home.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:17

Memory aid to structure and support daily activities for people with dementia

Objective: Use of technology to structure and support the daily activities of the residents in a small scale group accommodation (SSGA) for dementia is a new innovation in the Netherlands.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:13

Palliative care in rural Australia: Involving the community in multidisciplinary coordinated care

This paper describes the process and outcomes of a project aimed at promoting community based multidisciplinary coordinated palliative care services in rural Australia. In preliminary health service needs assessment in rural Tasmania, key health workers appealed for additional information, support and education in palliative care. They expressed a preference for this education to be delivered locally to strengthen existing knowledge in communities and to take into account contextual factors.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:12

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