Chronic Illness and Long-Term Care: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 152257123X
  • ISBN-13: 9781522571230
  • DDC: 362.16
  • 845 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released November 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Stemming from environmental, genetic, and situational factors, chronic disease is a critical concern in modern medicine. Managing treatment and controlling symptoms is imperative to the longevity and quality of life of patients with such diseases. This title features current research on the diagnosis, monitoring, management, and treatment of chronic diseases such as diabetes, Parkinson's disease, autoimmune disorders, and many more. Highlighting a range of topics such as medication management, quality-of-life issues, and sustainable health, this publication is an ideal reference source for hospital administrators, healthcare professionals, academicians, researchers, and graduate-level students interested in the latest research on chronic diseases and long-term care.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Associate Editors.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Contributors.
Table of Contents.
Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia.
1: The Impact of Decline on Everyday Life in Alzheimer's Disease.
2: Towards an HCI-Based Symbiotic Environment for Alzheimer's Support.
3: Assistive Technologies and the Carers of People with Dementia: Empowerment and Connection.
4: Visual Communication to Improve Relationship Quality in Spousal Caregivers of Individuals with Alzheimer's Disease.
5: Preventing Alzheimer's Wandering: The Potential of Involving Communities.
6: Integrated eCare in Dementia: The Irish Experience in the Independent Project.
Autoimmune Diseases.
7: Drug Delivery Strategies for Tolerogenic Therapy for Autoimmune Diseases in an Antigen-Specific Manner.
8: HIV/AIDS Discrimination, Stigmatization, and Denial: A Study in Social Work Perspective.
Blood Disorders.
9: An Artificial Intelligence Approach to Thrombophilia Risk.
Cardiovascular Disease.
10: Pharmacogenomics and Cardiovascular Disease.
11: Coronary Heart Disease Prognosis Using Machine-Learning Techniques on Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.
12: Chinese Herbal Medicine in the Management of Atherosclerosis-Related Chronic Conditions in an Aging Population.
Caregivers and Education.
13: Respite Tourism for Family Caregivers.
14: Turning PAGES with Health Coaching and Family Involvement.
15: Knowledge Management for Health Care and Long-Term Care in the Technology-Organization-Environment Context.
16: Case Studies of Chronically Ill Children: Implications for Education Professionals.
17: Analyzing Online Social Support within the Type 1 Diabetes Community.
18: Diabetes Mellitus and Aging.
19: Health Guidance Provision Infrastructure for Personalized Diabetes Management: The HealthDiab Solution.
Kidney Disease.
20: General Approach to Evaluating Beneficial and Adverse Effects of CAM Use in Kidney Diseases.