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Money transfers within caring dyads: some open research questions

By its definition, care is not (financially) reimbursed. However, care recipients often provide material and/or financial support to their carers, which may be related to a range of psychological and social outcomes, such as the financial fragility of care recipients, changes in the quality of relationships and care, or psychological burden.

Tue, 08/23/2022 - 22:45

Designing work with people living with dementia: Reflecting on a decade of research

The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights is widely acknowledged as a landmark document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives from all over the world, the declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 (General Assembly resolution 217 A) as a common standard for all peoples and all nations. The declaration sets out a series of articles that articulate a number of fundamental human rights to be universally protected.

Fri, 08/19/2022 - 20:58

Deriving implications for care delivery in parkinson’s disease by co-diagnosing caregivers as invisible patients

For persons with Parkinson’s disease, the loss of autonomy in daily life leads to a high level of dependency on relatives’ support. Such dependency strongly correlates with high levels of perceived stress and psychosocial burden in informal caregivers. Global developments, such as demographic change and the associated thinning infrastructure in rural areas cause a continuously growing need for medical and nursing care. However, this need is not being adequately met. The resulting care gap is being made up by unpaid or underpaid work of informal caregivers.

Fri, 08/19/2022 - 20:46

"Beyond Build Back Better: How employers can provide critical support for caregivers"

According to a new Fidelity study, 4 in 10 working caregivers are at risk of choosing between their job and family demands in the next year. [...] when Anthem Inc. implemented caregiving platform ianacare as a benefit for their working caregivers, they saw 83% increase in productivity, 30% decrease in feelings of stress and burden, and a 96% employee satisfaction score. While we wait to see the outcome of federal paid leave, let’s make changes to provide better benefits and options for working family caregivers.

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 18:41

Digital transformation of care for older people

We are facing the 2050 aging wave that is calling us to prepare several strands of interventions to be ready on time. There is a need to foster the digital transformation of the care sector by the improvement of the digital literacy among older people, carers and care workers also using codesign approaches for the ICT usability and adoption in the social and health care domains. Moreover we need to switch from a reactive care model based on chronicity towards the adoption of a new one where citizens will be the co-maker of their own health.

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 16:02

Why We Are Failing Family Caregivers

In the article, the author discusses the challenges facing family caregivers in the U.S. and the alleged failure by the government to support their needs by citing her experiences in caring for her parents, who both suffered from cancer. Other topics include the lack of information on the various support groups, programs and services offered to vulnerable elders and their caregivers by the government and nonprofit organizations.

Fri, 07/22/2022 - 10:57

Using a Mechanical Lift at Home

The article is part of a series, which supporting Family Caregivers, and published in collaboration with the AARP Public Policy Institute. Topics discussed include results of focus groups, conducted as part of the AARP Public Policy Institute's No Longer Home Alone video project, supported evidence that family caregivers; and this series of articles and accompanying videos aims to help nurses provide caregivers with the tools they need to manage their family member's health care at home.

Thu, 07/21/2022 - 15:59

Therapeutic Interventions with Families of Breast Cancer Survivors

A breast cancer diagnosis presents daunting challenges and disruptions to everyday life for family members and caregivers of breast cancer survivors (BCS). Particularly critical to families are their coping mechanisms, patterns of resiliency, and resource availability to navigate such a transformational experience. Family therapy and family therapists can introduce vulnerable families to a variety of clinical interventions that can be helpful in reducing the distress engendered by a breast cancer diagnosis.

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 17:46

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