Persons who provide care to those who need supervision or assistance in illness or disability. They may provide the care in the home, in a hospital, or in an institution. Although caregivers include trained medical, nursing, and other health personnel, the concept also refers to parents, spouses, or other family members, friends, members of the clergy, teachers, social workers, fellow patients.
Nursing care given to an individual in the home. The care may be provided by a family member or a friend. Home nursing as care by a non-professional is differentiated from HOME CARE SERVICES provided by professionals: visiting nurse, home health agencies, hospital, or other organized community group.
The personal cost of acute or chronic disease. The cost to the patient may be an economic, social, or psychological cost or personal loss to self, family, or immediate community. The cost of illness may be reflected in absenteeism, productivity, response to treatment, peace of mind, or QUALITY OF LIFE. It differs from HEALTH CARE COSTS, meaning the societal cost of providing services related to the delivery of health care, rather than personal impact on individuals.
Stress wherein emotional factors predominate.
An acquired organic mental disorder with loss of intellectual abilities of sufficient severity to interfere with social or occupational functioning. The dysfunction is multifaceted and involves memory, behavior, personality, judgment, attention, spatial relations, language, abstract thought, and other executive functions. The intellectual decline is usually progressive, and initially spares the level of consciousness.
A state of harmony between internal needs and external demands and the processes used in achieving this condition. (From APA Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed)
A social group consisting of parents or parent substitutes and children.
Support systems that provide assistance and encouragement to individuals with physical or emotional disabilities in order that they may better cope. Informal social support is usually provided by friends, relatives, or peers, while formal assistance is provided by churches, groups, etc.
Patient care provided in the home or institution intermittently in order to provide temporary relief to the family home care giver.
Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.
A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.
Community health and NURSING SERVICES providing coordinated multiple services to the patient at the patient's homes. These home-care services are provided by a visiting nurse, home health agencies, HOSPITALS, or organized community groups using professional staff for care delivery. It differs from HOME NURSING which is provided by non-professionals.
Specialized health care, supportive in nature, provided to a dying person. A holistic approach is often taken, providing patients and their families with legal, financial, emotional, or spiritual counseling in addition to meeting patients' immediate physical needs. Care may be provided in the home, in the hospital, in specialized facilities (HOSPICES), or in specially designated areas of long-term care facilities. The concept also includes bereavement care for the family. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
Married persons, i.e., husbands and wives, or partners. Domestic partners, or spousal equivalents, are two adults who have chosen to share their lives in an intimate and committed relationship, reside together, and share a mutual obligation of support for the basic necessities of life.
Depressive states usually of moderate intensity in contrast with major depression present in neurotic and psychotic disorders.
Research carried out by nurses concerning techniques and methods to implement projects and to document information, including methods of interviewing patients, collecting data, and forming inferences. The concept includes exploration of methodological issues such as human subjectivity and human experience.
Child who has lost both parents through death or desertion.
Behavioral, psychological, and social relations among various members of the nuclear family and the extended family.
The interactions between the professional person and the family.
The caring for individuals in institutions and their adaptation to routines characteristic of the institutional environment, and/or their loss of adaptation to life outside the institution.
Conceptual response of the person to the various aspects of death, which are based on individual psychosocial and cultural experience.
Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.
Medical and nursing care of patients in the terminal stage of an illness.
Persons with an incurable or irreversible illness at the end stage that will result in death within a short time. (From O'Leary et al., Lexikon: Dictionary of Health Care Terms, Organizations, and Acronyms for the Era of Reform, 1994, p780)
Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.
Facilities or services which are especially devoted to providing palliative and supportive care to the patient with a terminal illness and to the patient's family.
The performance of the basic activities of self care, such as dressing, ambulation, or eating.
Persons functioning as natural, adoptive, or substitute parents. The heading includes the concept of parenthood as well as preparation for becoming a parent.
Communications via an interactive conference between two or more participants at different sites, using computer networks (COMPUTER COMMUNICATION NETWORKS) or other telecommunication links to transmit audio, video, and data.
The individual's experience of a sense of fulfillment of a need or want and the quality or state of being satisfied.
A degenerative disease of the BRAIN characterized by the insidious onset of DEMENTIA. Impairment of MEMORY, judgment, attention span, and problem solving skills are followed by severe APRAXIAS and a global loss of cognitive abilities. The condition primarily occurs after age 60, and is marked pathologically by severe cortical atrophy and the triad of SENILE PLAQUES; NEUROFIBRILLARY TANGLES; and NEUROPIL THREADS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1049-57)
Any type of research that employs nonnumeric information to explore individual or group characteristics, producing findings not arrived at by statistical procedures or other quantitative means. (Qualitative Inquiry: A Dictionary of Terms Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1997)
A nursing specialty concerned with the care provided to cancer patients. It includes aspects of family functioning through education of both patient and family.
A nursing specialty involved in the diagnosis and treatment of human responses of individuals and groups to actual or potential health problems with the characteristics of altered functional ability and altered life-style.
Hospitals controlled by agencies and departments of the state government.
Normal, appropriate sorrowful response to an immediate cause. It is self-limiting and gradually subsides within a reasonable time.
The provision of care involving the nursing process, to families and family members in health and illness situations. From Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice. 6th ed.
Care alleviating symptoms without curing the underlying disease. (Stedman, 25th ed)
Refers to the whole process of grieving and mourning and is associated with a deep sense of loss and sadness.
The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.
Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.
The exchange or transmission of ideas, attitudes, or beliefs between individuals or groups.
A learning situation involving more than one alternative from which a selection is made in order to attain a specific goal.
Care of CHILDREN in the home or in an institution.
Facilities which provide nursing supervision and limited medical care to persons who do not require hospitalization.
Philosophy based on the analysis of the individual's existence in the world which holds that human existence cannot be completely described in scientific terms. Existentialism also stresses the freedom and responsibility of the individual as well as the uniqueness of religious and ethical experiences and the analysis of subjective phenomena such as anxiety, guilt, and suffering. (APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed.)
Nursing care of the aged patient given in the home, the hospital, or special institutions such as nursing homes, psychiatric institutions, etc.
New abnormal growth of tissue. Malignant neoplasms show a greater degree of anaplasia and have the properties of invasion and metastasis, compared to benign neoplasms.
The use of art as an adjunctive therapy in the treatment of neurological, mental, or behavioral disorders.
The health status of the family as a unit including the impact of the health of one member of the family on the family as a unit and on individual family members; also, the impact of family organization or disorganization on the health status of its members.
Individuals participating in the health care system for the purpose of receiving therapeutic, diagnostic, or preventive procedures.
Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).
The interactions between parent and child.
Moving or repositioning patients within their beds, from bed to bed, bed to chair, or otherwise from one posture or surface to another.
Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.
Systematic identification of a population's needs or the assessment of individuals to determine the proper level of services needed.
Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.
Health services required by a population or community as well as the health services that the population or community is able and willing to pay for.
Those unable to leave home without exceptional effort and support; patients (in this condition) who are provided with or are eligible for home health services, including medical treatment and personal care. Persons are considered homebound even if they may be infrequently and briefly absent from home if these absences do not indicate an ability to receive health care in a professional's office or health care facility. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988, p309)
The interactions between individuals of different generations. These interactions include communication, caring, accountability, loyalty, and even conflict between related or non-related individuals.
Organizations which provide an environment encouraging social interactions through group activities or individual relationships especially for the purpose of rehabilitating or supporting patients, individuals with common health problems, or the elderly. They include therapeutic social clubs.
Feeling or emotion of dread, apprehension, and impending disaster but not disabling as with ANXIETY DISORDERS.
A form of group psychotherapy. It involves treatment of more than one member of the family simultaneously in the same session.
The reciprocal interaction of two or more persons.
Assessment of psychological variables by the application of mathematical procedures.
The state wherein the person is well adjusted.
Older adults or aged individuals who are lacking in general strength and are unusually susceptible to disease or to other infirmity.
Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.
Placing of the hands of the healer upon the person to be cured with the intent of spiritual energetic healing.
Care over an extended period, usually for a chronic condition or disability, requiring periodic, intermittent, or continuous care.
Theoretical models simulating behavior or activities in nursing, including nursing care, management and economics, theory, assessment, research, and education. Some examples of these models include Orem Self-Care Model, Roy Adaptation Model, and Rogers Life Process Model.
Standardized procedures utilizing rating scales or interview schedules carried out by health personnel for evaluating the degree of mental illness.
Simultaneous communication of conflicting messages in which the response to either message evokes rejection or disapproval. (APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed.)
Interactions between health personnel and patients.
Families who care for neglected children or patients unable to care for themselves.
Persons with physical or mental disabilities that affect or limit their activities of daily living and that may require special accommodations.
Organized efforts by communities or organizations to improve the health and well-being of the child.
Payment for a service or for a commodity such as a body part.
The expected and characteristic pattern of behavior exhibited by an individual as a member of a particular social group.
Care of patients by a multidisciplinary team usually organized under the leadership of a physician; each member of the team has specific responsibilities and the whole team contributes to the care of the patient.
A method of data collection and a QUALITATIVE RESEARCH tool in which a small group of individuals are brought together and allowed to interact in a discussion of their opinions about topics, issues, or questions.
The training or bringing-up of children by parents or parent-substitutes. It is used also for child rearing practices in different societies, at different economic levels, in different ethnic groups, etc. It differs from PARENTING in that in child rearing the emphasis is on the act of training or bringing up the child and the interaction between the parent and child, while parenting emphasizes the responsibility and qualities of exemplary behavior of the parent.
The tendency of an individual or individuals to rely on others for advice, guidance, or support.
Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.
Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.
The teaching or training of patients concerning their own health needs.
Female parents, human or animal.
A person authorized to decide or act for another person, for example, a person having durable power of attorney.

Caregiver behaviors and resources influence child height-for-age in rural Chad. (1/2862)

The purpose of this study was to identify caregiver characteristics that influence child nutritional status in rural Chad, when controlling for socioeconomic factors. Variables were classified according to the categories of a UNICEF model of care: caregiving behaviors, household food security, food and economic resources and resources for care and health resources. Sixty-four households with 98 children from ages 12 to 71 mo were part of this study. Caregivers were interviewed to collect information on number of pregnancies, child feeding and health practices, influence on decisions regarding child health and feeding, overall satisfaction with life, social support, workload, income, use of income, and household food expenditures and consumption. Household heads were questioned about household food production and other economic resources. Caregiver and household variables were classified as two sets of variables, and separate regression models were run for each of the two sets. Significant predictors of height-for-age were then combined in the same regression model. Caregiver influence on child-feeding decisions, level of satisfaction with life, willingness to seek advice during child illnesses, and the number of individuals available to assist with domestic tasks were the caregiver factors associated with children's height-for-age. Socioeconomic factors associated with children's height-for-age were the amount of harvested cereals, the sources of household income and the household being monogamous. When the caregiver and household socioeconomic factors were combined in the same model, they explained 54% of the variance in children's height-for-age, and their regression coefficients did not change or only slightly increased, except for caregiver's propensity to seek advice during child illnesses, which was no longer significant. These results indicate that caregiver characteristics influence children's nutritional status, even while controlling for the socioeconomic status of the household.  (+info)

The economic value of informal caregiving. (2/2862)

This study explores the current market value of the care provided by unpaid family members and friends to ill and disabled adults. Using large, national data sets we estimate that the national economic value of informal caregiving was $196 billion in 1997. This figure dwarfs national spending for formal home health care ($32 billion) and nursing home care ($83 billion). Estimates for five states also are presented. This study broadens the issue of informal caregiving from the micro level, where individual caregivers attempt to cope with the stresses and responsibilities of caregiving, to the macro level of the health care system, which must find more effective ways to support family caregivers.  (+info)

Involving consumers in assessing service quality: benefits of using a qualitative approach. (3/2862)

Although important to users, practice standards rarely incorporate users' views of care provided. These views are a valuable source of information, even though there are limits to their value. To improve the standards of care in a 20 bed hospital elderly care unit caring for acute medical conditions a qualitative approach was used. Patients' and carers' perceptions of care and problems with the process of care in the unit were elicited with a specially designed semistructured interview schedule in 83 separate tape recorded interviews with a research nurse in patients' homes. In all, 50 patients and 35 carers were interviewed between 6 June 1991 and 28 May 1992. Of the 50 patients, 33 were female; seven patients were aged less than 80 years, 16, 80-85; 21, 86-90; and six over 90. A total of 16 patients lived with spouses or other carers, two with non-carers, and 32 lived alone, 18 of whom received informal care. Content analysis of the interviews disclosed patients' and carers' general satisfaction with individualised professional care and planning of follow up services on discharge but dissatisfaction in the lack of information about and involvement in treatment and care and about specific staff notes. These findings have prompted remedial changes in clinical practice in the unit; they have also formed the structure of a criterion based survey of practice. The authors conclude that the qualitative approach suited elderly users and also provided the basis for the findings to be incorporated into a continuous audit cycle through a process of feedback and standard setting.  (+info)

Correlates of child care providers' interpretation of pediatric AIDS: implications for education and training. (4/2862)

A total of 212 child care providers residing in a southeastern state were surveyed about their knowledge and attitudes toward AIDS and child care policies. Providers' feeling about caring for an HIV-infected child, rather than their perceived knowledge of AIDS, were most consistently correlated with their factual knowledge and positive attitudes toward AIDS. These results suggest that providers may pay more attention to AIDS information and become more accepting of recommended child care policies when they are able to personalize AIDS within the context of their work with young children. Implications for education are discussed within the context of the Health Belief Model.  (+info)

Longer term quality of life and outcome in stroke patients: is the Barthel index alone an adequate measure of outcome? (5/2862)

OBJECTIVES: To consider whether the Barthel Index alone provides sufficient information about the long term outcome of stroke. DESIGN: Cross sectional follow up study with a structured interview questionnaire and measures of impairment, disability, handicap, and general health. The scales used were the hospital anxiety and depression scale, mini mental state examination, Barthel index, modified Rankin scale, London handicap scale, Frenchay activities index, SF36, Nottingham health profile, life satisfaction index, and the caregiver strain index. SETTING: South east London. SUBJECTS: People, and their identified carers, resident in south east London in 1989-90 when they had their first in a life-time stroke aged under 75 years. INTERVENTIONS: Observational study. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Comparison and correlation of the individual Barthel index scores with the scores on other outcome measures. RESULTS: One hundred and twenty three (42%) people were known to be alive, of whom 106 (86%) were interviewed. The median age was 71 years (range 34-79). The mean interval between the stroke and follow up was 4.9 years. The rank correlation coefficients between the Barthel and the different dimensions of the SF36 ranged from r = 0.217 (with the role emotional dimension) to r = 0.810 (with the physical functioning dimension); with the Nottingham health profile the range was r = -0.189 (with the sleep dimension, NS) to r = -0.840 (with the physical mobility dimension); with the hospital and anxiety scale depression component the coefficient was r = -0.563, with the life satisfaction index r = 0.361, with the London handicap scale r = 0.726 and with the Frenchay activities index r = 0.826. CONCLUSIONS: The place of the Barthel index as the standard outcome measure for populations of stroke patients is still justified for long term follow up, and may be a proxy for different outcome measures intended for the assessment of other domains.  (+info)

Use of the GDS-15 geriatric depression scale as a screening instrument for depressive symptomatology in patients with Parkinson's disease and their carers in the community. (6/2862)

OBJECTIVES: To assess the level of depressive symptomatology in a community based group of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and their carers and to investigate the patient characteristics that might predict carer distress. METHODS: The GDS-15 geriatric depression scale was used to measure self-rated depressive symptoms in a group of 132 subjects with clinically probable PD randomly selected from a community-based disease register. Disease severity was assessed by the Webster scale and cognitive function by the CAMCOG test. Carers of the patients, who in this study were all spouses, were also asked to complete the GDS-15. RESULTS: A total of 64% of our group of patients and 34% of carers scored within the 'depressed' range on the GDS-15. Patients with high levels of depressive symptoms tended to have more severe disease, disease of longer duration and more impaired cognitive function. The GDS score of the carer was best predicted by the GDS score of the patient being cared for. Less than 10% of patients and carers were being treated with antidepressant medication. CONCLUSIONS: This community-based study confirms the high level of depressive symptoms in PD suggested by hospital- and clinic-based studies. Depression in patients appears to be related to disease severity and cognitive impairment. An important determinant of carer distress and mood disorder, as reflected by the GDS score, appears to be the level of depression expressed by the patient being cared for. Despite high levels of depressive symptoms in both patients and carers, very few subjects were in receipt of antidepressant drug therapy.  (+info)

A survey of attitudes and knowledge of geriatricians to driving in elderly patients. (7/2862)

OBJECTIVE: To assess the attitudes of consultant members of the British Geriatrics Society to elderly patients driving motor vehicles. DESIGN: An anonymous postal survey assessing knowledge and attitudes to driving in elderly people. A standardized questionnaire was used and five case histories were offered for interpretation. SETTING: The study was co-ordinated from a teaching hospital. SUBJECTS: The 709 consultant members of the British Geriatrics Society. Four hundred and eighteen responses were obtained, which represents a 59% response rate. RESULTS: 275 Respondents (68%) correctly realised that a person aged 70 had a duty to inform the Driving and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) about their eligibility to drive. The remainder did not. Most (315; 75%) believed that the overall responsibility for informing the DVLA was with the patient. If a patient was incapable of understanding advice on driving because of advanced dementia, 346 (83%) would breach patient confidentiality and inform the authority directly. Where a patient was fully capable of understanding medical advice but ignored it, 72% of geriatricians would have legitimately breached patient confidentiality and informed the DVLA. Most geriatricians (88%) saw their main role as one of providing advice on driving to patients and their families. Enforcing DVLA regulations was not seen as an appropriate function, unless the patient was a danger to themselves or other drivers. CONCLUSIONS: There is a wide variation in knowledge of driving regulations and attitudes to driving in elderly patients. Better education of geriatricians should improve awareness of when elderly drivers can safely continue to drive.  (+info)

Disagreement in patient and carer assessment of functional abilities after stroke. (8/2862)

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to describe differences between functional ability assessments made by stroke patients and their informal carers and to investigate the psychological associates of the difference in assessments. METHODS: A prospective design was used, with repeated assessments of function, mood, and carer strain. Thirty hospital stroke patients and their main carer were interviewed 3 times: within 1 month of stroke, 1 month after discharge, and 6 months after discharge. RESULTS: There were significant differences between patient and carer assessments at all 3 time points, with patient self-assessment less disabled than carer assessment (at least P<0.02). The disagreement in assessment was unrelated to patient or carer mood (P>0.05) but greater disagreement was associated with greater carer strain (P<0.05). The source of the disagreement in functional ability assessment remains unclear. CONCLUSIONS: The method of assessment affects the rating of functional abilities after stroke. Carer strain is potentially increased when the patient or carer makes an unrealistic assessment of the patient's level of independence.  (+info)

There are several types of dementia, each with its own set of symptoms and characteristics. Some common types of dementia include:

* Alzheimer's disease: This is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 50-70% of all cases. It is a progressive disease that causes the death of brain cells, leading to memory loss and cognitive decline.
* Vascular dementia: This type of dementia is caused by problems with blood flow to the brain, often as a result of a stroke or small vessel disease. It can cause difficulty with communication, language, and visual-spatial skills.
* Lewy body dementia: This type of dementia is characterized by the presence of abnormal protein deposits called Lewy bodies in the brain. It can cause a range of symptoms, including memory loss, confusion, hallucinations, and difficulty with movement.
* Frontotemporal dementia: This is a group of diseases that affect the front and temporal lobes of the brain, leading to changes in personality, behavior, and language.

The symptoms of dementia can vary depending on the underlying cause, but common symptoms include:

* Memory loss: Difficulty remembering recent events or learning new information.
* Communication and language difficulties: Struggling to find the right words or understand what others are saying.
* Disorientation: Getting lost in familiar places or having difficulty understanding the time and date.
* Difficulty with problem-solving: Trouble with planning, organizing, and decision-making.
* Mood changes: Depression, anxiety, agitation, or aggression.
* Personality changes: Becoming passive, suspicious, or withdrawn.
* Difficulty with movement: Trouble with coordination, balance, or using utensils.
* Hallucinations: Seeing or hearing things that are not there.
* Sleep disturbances: Having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep.

The symptoms of dementia can be subtle at first and may progress slowly over time. In the early stages, they may be barely noticeable, but as the disease progresses, they can become more pronounced and interfere with daily life. It is important to seek medical advice if you or a loved one is experiencing any of these symptoms, as early diagnosis and treatment can help improve outcomes.

The symptoms of Alzheimer's disease can vary from person to person and may progress slowly over time. Early symptoms may include memory loss, confusion, and difficulty with problem-solving. As the disease progresses, individuals may experience language difficulties, visual hallucinations, and changes in mood and behavior.

There is currently no cure for Alzheimer's disease, but there are several medications and therapies that can help manage its symptoms and slow its progression. These include cholinesterase inhibitors, memantine, and non-pharmacological interventions such as cognitive training and behavioral therapy.

Alzheimer's disease is a significant public health concern, affecting an estimated 5.8 million Americans in 2020. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and its prevalence is expected to continue to increase as the population ages.

There is ongoing research into the causes and potential treatments for Alzheimer's disease, including studies into the role of inflammation, oxidative stress, and the immune system. Other areas of research include the development of biomarkers for early detection and the use of advanced imaging techniques to monitor progression of the disease.

Overall, Alzheimer's disease is a complex and multifactorial disorder that poses significant challenges for individuals, families, and healthcare systems. However, with ongoing research and advances in medical technology, there is hope for improving diagnosis and treatment options in the future.

Neoplasm refers to an abnormal growth of cells that can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Neoplasms can occur in any part of the body and can affect various organs and tissues. The term "neoplasm" is often used interchangeably with "tumor," but while all tumors are neoplasms, not all neoplasms are tumors.

Types of Neoplasms

There are many different types of neoplasms, including:

1. Carcinomas: These are malignant tumors that arise in the epithelial cells lining organs and glands. Examples include breast cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer.
2. Sarcomas: These are malignant tumors that arise in connective tissue, such as bone, cartilage, and fat. Examples include osteosarcoma (bone cancer) and soft tissue sarcoma.
3. Lymphomas: These are cancers of the immune system, specifically affecting the lymph nodes and other lymphoid tissues. Examples include Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
4. Leukemias: These are cancers of the blood and bone marrow that affect the white blood cells. Examples include acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).
5. Melanomas: These are malignant tumors that arise in the pigment-producing cells called melanocytes. Examples include skin melanoma and eye melanoma.

Causes and Risk Factors of Neoplasms

The exact causes of neoplasms are not fully understood, but there are several known risk factors that can increase the likelihood of developing a neoplasm. These include:

1. Genetic predisposition: Some people may be born with genetic mutations that increase their risk of developing certain types of neoplasms.
2. Environmental factors: Exposure to certain environmental toxins, such as radiation and certain chemicals, can increase the risk of developing a neoplasm.
3. Infection: Some neoplasms are caused by viruses or bacteria. For example, human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common cause of cervical cancer.
4. Lifestyle factors: Factors such as smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and a poor diet can increase the risk of developing certain types of neoplasms.
5. Family history: A person's risk of developing a neoplasm may be higher if they have a family history of the condition.

Signs and Symptoms of Neoplasms

The signs and symptoms of neoplasms can vary depending on the type of cancer and where it is located in the body. Some common signs and symptoms include:

1. Unusual lumps or swelling
2. Pain
3. Fatigue
4. Weight loss
5. Change in bowel or bladder habits
6. Unexplained bleeding
7. Coughing up blood
8. Hoarseness or a persistent cough
9. Changes in appetite or digestion
10. Skin changes, such as a new mole or a change in the size or color of an existing mole.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Neoplasms

The diagnosis of a neoplasm usually involves a combination of physical examination, imaging tests (such as X-rays, CT scans, or MRI scans), and biopsy. A biopsy involves removing a small sample of tissue from the suspected tumor and examining it under a microscope for cancer cells.

The treatment of neoplasms depends on the type, size, location, and stage of the cancer, as well as the patient's overall health. Some common treatments include:

1. Surgery: Removing the tumor and surrounding tissue can be an effective way to treat many types of cancer.
2. Chemotherapy: Using drugs to kill cancer cells can be effective for some types of cancer, especially if the cancer has spread to other parts of the body.
3. Radiation therapy: Using high-energy radiation to kill cancer cells can be effective for some types of cancer, especially if the cancer is located in a specific area of the body.
4. Immunotherapy: Boosting the body's immune system to fight cancer can be an effective treatment for some types of cancer.
5. Targeted therapy: Using drugs or other substances to target specific molecules on cancer cells can be an effective treatment for some types of cancer.

Prevention of Neoplasms

While it is not always possible to prevent neoplasms, there are several steps that can reduce the risk of developing cancer. These include:

1. Avoiding exposure to known carcinogens (such as tobacco smoke and radiation)
2. Maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle
3. Getting regular exercise
4. Not smoking or using tobacco products
5. Limiting alcohol consumption
6. Getting vaccinated against certain viruses that are associated with cancer (such as human papillomavirus, or HPV)
7. Participating in screening programs for early detection of cancer (such as mammograms for breast cancer and colonoscopies for colon cancer)
8. Avoiding excessive exposure to sunlight and using protective measures such as sunscreen and hats to prevent skin cancer.

It's important to note that not all cancers can be prevented, and some may be caused by factors that are not yet understood or cannot be controlled. However, by taking these steps, individuals can reduce their risk of developing cancer and improve their overall health and well-being.

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  • Caregiving is not easy for anyone - not for the caregiver and not for the care recipient. (
  • The 2020 Report, " Caregiving in the U.S. ," from AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving said 39% of caregivers now have workplace benefits such as paid family leave (up from 32% in 2015). (
  • As with Elaine, caregivers who had a bad past with care receivers may have an emotionally fraught present with them, especially if caregiving requires frequent, hands-on contact and unending hours in the tight confines of a parent's home. (
  • Such caregivers, if they worked for a living, were three times more likely to be less productive on the job due to caregiving-related distractions and fatigue, according to the analysis. (
  • And they devote much more time to caregiving - more than 28 hours a week - than caregivers who don't help with health care (just over eight hours a week). (
  • Manitoba is the only province that formally recognizes caregivers through legislation, and only Nova Scotia gives direct compensation, on a limited basis, for the most demanding caregiving situations. (
  • All personal services, elderly care, caregiving and home care services offered OR provided under the Homewatch CareGivers™ mark are offered and provided only by independently-owned franchises and, where required, licensed OR registered businesses and care agencies. (
  • Although many caregivers report positive effects from the caregiving experience, one in five caregivers reports a high level of physical strain, and two in five report their caregiving situation to be emotionally stressful 1 . (
  • Therefore, caregivers request more information on or help with caregiving topics such as safety at home, managing emotional and physical stress, and managing medical/nursing tasks at home. (
  • Coping with caregiving: supporting the informal caregiver. (
  • Likewise, the United Hospital Fund's Next Step in Care website provides advice and tips for caregivers navigating the complex health care system. (
  • The NEW 2022 electronic Caregiver Resource Directory is now available! (
  • A new CDC study found that about 1 in 8 unpaid caregivers who are 45 or older has SCD. (
  • Millions of adults could not maintain their independence without the support of unpaid caregivers. (
  • Prevalence and characteristics of subjective cognitive decline among unpaid caregivers aged ≥45 years - 22 states, 2015-2019. (
  • Characteristics and health status of informal unpaid caregivers - 44 states, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, 2015-2017. (
  • Using data from two national surveys, Wolff and colleagues estimated that 14.7 million unpaid caregivers in the United States - mostly family members - assist 7.7 million older adults. (
  • While new apps exist that could assist with tasks such as managing prescriptions, a new study finds many unpaid caregivers may not be aware of them. (
  • Technology can help caregivers build connections with health-care providers and social networks, two areas of need that are underserved by a society slow to recognize the enormous contributions and sacrifices of unpaid caregivers, Eales said. (
  • Families and caregivers can also be critical partners in shaping SEL implementation in schools. (
  • This page focuses on the role of families and caregivers in promoting SEL, as well as partnerships and tools to support these efforts. (
  • Consistent with the CASEL framework, the BELE framework emphasizes partnerships with families and caregivers, developed through trusting relationships, a shared vision, and authentic collaboration as central to equitable schools. (
  • RHA's Living Better Together with COPD SM program components include a) Project STRENGTH booklets to help people engage in pulmonary rehabilitation at home, b) a patient-centered in-person conference, c) COPD management best practices webinars, d) Inspiration - the bi-yearly printed newsletter, e) and other supportive tools for caregivers like this toolkit and its hard copy counterpart. (
  • Compared to noncaregivers, SCD was more common among caregivers who were men, employed, and aged 45 to 64 and who have chronic health conditions. (
  • This study identified misperceptions regarding the cause and low level of awareness about childhood malaria among caregivers. (
  • For example, Levine mentioned one program that brings together people with Alzheimer's and their caregivers to sing and perform in concert. (
  • This free six-part class offers new skills and tools for family caregivers of those with a chronic health condition such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's, or stroke. (
  • This program offers relief to stressed caregivers by providing information, support, the development of an appropriate plan of care, and services for the individual with Alzheimer's Disease or related dementias. (
  • This NOSI solicits high-priority Alzheimer's disease (AD) and AD-related dementias (ADRD) care partner/caregiver research areas as set forth by the National Institute on Aging's Division of Behavioral and Social Research . (
  • As the older adult population continues to increase, caregivers will be relied on more than ever to provide support to family members and friends. (
  • Parents and other caregivers can guide children to develop lifestyle habits that will support their good health for years to come. (
  • Consider joining a caregiver support group, either in your own community or online. (
  • Early support from Learn More Breathe Better ® , a program of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health, enabled RHA to learn more about how caregivers would use the tool. (
  • And now, we're collaborating to bring you this Toolkit in hopes of providing greater support to caregivers across the country. (
  • During this time, many healthcare organizations are offering hope and boosting morale for caregivers of all types - from frontline doctors and nurses, to support staff and the community at large. (
  • In 1993 Mintz founded the National Family Caregivers Association to provide a nationwide support network for caregivers. (
  • Ask a caregiver support coordinator to help you find what you need, whether it's in-home help, someone to listen, or anything in between. (
  • If you are a caregiver for a Veteran, you can get support by contacting a VA Northern California caregiver support coordinator. (
  • The Caregiver Support Line is available if you need support outside of the Northern California region, have questions about caregiver support services nationwide, or just need someone to listen right now. (
  • PCAFC, which prior to this expansion was only available for eligible Post-9/11 Veterans who incurred or aggravated a serious injury in the line of duty, provides resources, education, support, a financial stipend, health insurance, and beneficiary travel to caregivers of eligible Veterans. (
  • Veterans with a 70% service-connected disability who served either on or after September 11, 2001, or on or before May 7, 1975, and are in need of Caregivers Support should contact their local Caregivers Support Coordinator , or visit for more information. (
  • The VA Caregiver Support Program offers specific training, educational resources, and tools to help you succeed. (
  • Support to help family caregivers find services for their loved ones. (
  • Provides an array of services like information, referrals to support groups and short-term respite in the home to help relieve caregiver stress. (
  • Warrior Care's Military Caregiver Support PEER Support Coordinators are available to guide caregivers through the e-CRD to help find resources, relief, and more for a caregiver's specific needs. (
  • Family members and friends often serve as caregivers and provide unconditional emotional, practical, and physical support. (
  • How do you support caregivers of patients receiving outpatient transplantation? (
  • The research-which covered the first 14 months of the pandemic-highlights orphanhood as an urgent and overlooked consequence of COVID-19 and emphasizes that providing evidence-based psychosocial and economic support to children who have lost a caregiver must be a key part of responding to the pandemic. (
  • Studies that focus on AD/ADRD behavioral intervention research are encouraged to explore whether PAR-21-307 , Dementia Care and Caregiver Support intervention Research (R01 - Clinical Trial Required) or PAR-21-308 , Pragmatic Trials for Dementia Care and Caregiver Support (R61/R33 - Clinical Trial Required) would be more appropriate. (
  • Access to high quality paid services and support, the level of care partner/caregiver engagement, and the quality of interactions with health care service providers can affect the health and well-being of both the care partner(s)/caregiver(s) and the person living with AD/ADRD. (
  • Care and care partner/caregiver support research can include multiple settings such as the home, community, or any formal care or clinical setting and address the individual, family, dyad, group, community, or health systems level. (
  • Some caregivers are informal caregivers. (
  • Informal caregivers (lay caregivers) are defined as unpaid individuals (spouses, partners, family members, friends, or neighbors) involved in assisting others with activities of daily living and/or medical tasks. (
  • This concept focuses on informal caregivers. (
  • The importance of cross-learning between formal and informal caregivers and the importance of current health care policy changes (ACA) will also be emphasized. (
  • Two-thirds of informal caregivers (66%) care for one care recipient, 24% for two, and 10% for three. (
  • For caregivers of people with disabilities, emergency preparedness is important. (
  • In many ways, emergency preparedness planning for caregivers is like that of anyone: they should make a plan, build an emergency bag or kit, and fill out an emergency plan. (
  • Everyone should practice an emergency preparedness plan, but caregivers may need to practice emergency plans with the individuals they work with. (
  • Make sure your child's caregivers offer healthy snacks and meals. (
  • The systemic gaps leave caregivers worrying about how to properly look after the person in need, while balancing their jobs and family life. (
  • 2 In the United States, 79% of caregivers provide care for adults 50 or older, and 76% of care recipients are 65 or older. (
  • Taking care of yourself is one of the most important things you can do as a caregiver. (
  • Caregivers may give care at home or in a hospital or other health care setting. (
  • Inside is information on medications and treatments, managing a home for a loved one with COPD, making the most of doctor visits, and-importantly-ways caregivers can be sure to also take care of themselves. (
  • Caregivers see themselves as daughters, sons, spouses and friends - not necessarily as "caregivers," Carol Levine, director of the New York City-based United Hospital Fund's Families and Health Care Project, explained in a commentary in the same issue. (
  • Health care reforms aimed at rewarding teams of providers for the value of care they provide have largely ignored the role that family caregivers play, the study authors explained. (
  • Volunteers stay in the home with the patient so that the caregiver can enjoy a movie, go to an appointment, or take care of necesities such as food shopping and errands. (
  • Caregivers who watch over someone in palliative care often get to spend precious moments with their loved ones in ways that would not be possible in a hospital or nursing setting. (
  • To explore this issue, Christine Sanderson of Cavalry Health Care Sydney in Australia recently interviewed 32 caregivers grieving the loss of a patient who died from ovarian cancer six months prior. (
  • Sanderson added, "Skillful care of caregivers requires an understanding of the nature of their experiences, if we are to reduce traumatisation of vulnerable individuals. (
  • There's no mandate among health-care providers to subsidize or provide those kinds of technologies to caregivers. (
  • Formal caregivers are paid, delivering care in one's home or care settings (daycare, residential care facility). (
  • For instance, rural caregivers face more barriers to health to include greater travel distance for health care and other services. (
  • Caregivers face personal chronic health problems and health risks such as heart disease, hypertension, stroke, decreased immune function, and impaired self-care. (
  • The majority of caregivers (82%) provide care to one family member, and an estimated 30% provide care to two or more individuals 1 . (
  • As a family caregiver, you know how to take care of others. (
  • Studies have shown that mothers or caregivers are the first to recognize fever, decision to seek care is The 9 Kebeles in the research project site encompass one made at and communities can be trained to recognize urban Kebele called Asendabo, and one semi-urban and malaria and respond appropriately (7). (
  • This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) highlights priority areas of dementia care partner/caregiver research other than intervention development. (
  • The extensive care needs of individuals with AD/ADRD are highly variable and care typically involves great demands on spouses, family members (of origin or choice), and other care partners/caregivers. (
  • Care partners/caregivers may experience adverse health consequences (e.g., disrupted sleep, anxiety, depression, and compromised immune function) and economic hardship as a result of lost work and care expenditures. (
  • This NOSI encourages behavioral and social research on care partners/caregivers for individuals with AD/ADRD. (
  • Many long-distance caregivers also find that worrying about being able to afford to take time off from work, being away from family, or the cost of travel increases these frustrations. (
  • But there's no specific program that supports family caregivers. (
  • To gain insight into the ways employers have (or haven't) been assisting employees who are also family caregivers and what they're likely to do as more staffers return to the workplace, I reached out to a few experts. (
  • November is National Family Caregiver Awareness Month. (
  • Ted Simons: It's national family caregiver awareness month. (
  • David Majure: They say love is blind and quite often, family caregivers are unable to see how their selfless act of caring is impairing their own mental and physical health. (
  • And that's the reason I advocate for family caregivers, because I know they don't. (
  • This class is specifically for family caregivers, not providers. (
  • One in four Americans -- about 54 million people -- function, like Cannon, as a family caregiver, according to a recent survey by the National Family Caregivers Association. (
  • Loss of income is a common dilemma facing family caregivers, but the rewards can often outweigh the sacrifices, says Cannon, whose grandfather has been debilitated by stroke and whose grandmother has suffered both a heart attack and the onset of dementia . (
  • The Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) is expanding to all eras. (
  • An estimated 43.5 million people in the US serve as unpaid family caregivers, affecting approximately 36.5 million households. (
  • Parents and caregivers should remain calm, take first aid measures, and carefully watch the child. (
  • Parents and caregivers are children's first teachers, and therefore they are key partners in helping build children's social and emotional competence. (
  • CASEL and The Allstate Foundation launched Our Children Are Leaders , a campaign to provide parents and caregivers of PreK-12 students with guidance and resources on SEL to encourage the development of social and emotional competencies for leaders of today and tomorrow. (
  • Each issue of the quarterly award-winning MASK The Magazine is an amazing toolkit for parents and caregivers that tackles a specific topic in-depth and examines how it can affect kids from pre-kindergarten to college. (
  • How can parents and caregivers promote early learning? (
  • Parents' and other caregivers' knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs affect whether their children receive vaccines, including HPV vaccines. (
  • Objective 2.1: CDC should develop, test, and collaborate with partner organizations to deploy integrated, comprehensive communication strategies directed at parents and other caregivers, and also at adolescents. (
  • CDC is a logical choice to lead development and implementation of communications strategies for parents and other caregivers, as well as adolescents. (
  • Other stakeholder groups also should provide accurate information to parents and caregivers. (
  • Aim to resonate emotionally with parents, other caregivers, and adolescents. (
  • Because caregivers are at increased risk for negative physical and mental health outcomes when compared to those who are not caregivers, exploration of resiliency or susceptibility after a patient's death is essential. (
  • To estimate pandemic-associated orphanhood and caregiver deaths, the study used excess mortality and COVID-19 mortality data for 21 countries that accounted for 77% of global COVID-19 deaths during 2020 and early 2021. (
  • Meeting other caregivers can relieve your sense of isolation and will give you a chance to exchange stories and ideas. (
  • Caregivers must plan not only for themselves, but also for the individuals they assist. (
  • But until now, few studies have examined whether or not caregivers of individuals who die expectedly are at risk for PTSD. (
  • Tidewell Hospice is in search of volunteers willing to provide short respite visits for caregivers of hospice patients. (
  • Few employees divulge to their organizations that they're caregivers, fearing it would undercut their career prospects. (
  • Nearly 1 in 5 caregivers reports fair or poor health, 4 and those with SCD are more likely to have at least one chronic health condition. (
  • Traumatic experiences, such as the loss of a parent or caregiver, are associated with increases in substance use, mental health conditions, and other behavioral and chronic health conditions. (
  • Caregivers' associations do exist in most provinces, but offer only limited resources because few have stable funding, Fast said. (
  • And, as we're about to find out, caregivers are the unsung heroes of our nation's healthcare system. (
  • As a parent or caregiver, you play a big part in shaping children's eating and drinking habits. (
  • As a parent or caregiver, you also have an effect on children's physical activity . (
  • Bonnie Danowski: We don't call ourselves caregivers and what happens when that happens, when you do not self-identify, is that all of these crazy feelings go through our heads. (
  • When caregivers name themselves and name themselves as caregivers, they then can deal with all of those feelings that come up. (
  • Under AGE-WELL , a Canadian technology and aging research network, she and Eales have partnered with HUDDOL to gauge the tech needs of caregivers. (
  • Homewatch CareGivers® is a trademark owned by Homewatch International, Inc.™ and licensed for use to independently-owned franchised businesses that offer caregiver services to the public. (
  • The purpose of this initiative is to stimulate research in promoting caregiver health using self-management. (
  • When death is sudden and tragic, as with an accident or unexpected illness, caregivers can experience shock and traumatic responses. (
  • These caregivers perceived harmful consequences, such as a lack of challenging assignments and lower salary increases or bonuses, the Harvard study said. (
  • Though the trauma a child experiences after the loss of a parent or caregiver can be devastating, there are evidence-based interventions that can prevent further adverse consequences, such as substance use, and we must ensure that children have access to these interventions. (
  • Be very clear with your child and explain that medicine is not candy, and that you and other adult caregivers are the only people allowed to give it to them. (
  • The results of a baseline survey order for malaria to be treated in a timely manner, conducted in August 2005 by Jimma University showed caregivers must be able to recognize the symptoms of that these Kebeles had 8,852 households and a total of about 42,290 people. (
  • It's important to remember that in the process of planning for the needs of the individual with a disability, caregivers shouldn't forget about themselves! (
  • For instance, power wheelchairs improve mobility for a person with a disability, but the downside for a caregiver is having to wrestle a heavy and bulky wheelchair into and out of a vehicle. (
  • According to Gershon, Kraus, Raveis, Sherman, & Kailes (2013) in their study of persons with disabilities, of those that relied on caregivers, 63% involved a caregiver in their emergency plan development. (
  • The caregivers' responses were assessed for signs of grief, emotional reactions to stimuli, language, and trauma response. (
  • Taking on the role of a caregiver for a parent can be a rewarding yet overwhelming experience. (
  • We know that as a parent or caregiver you may not have all the answers. (
  • At the same time, a friend was struggling to serve as caregiver for an ailing parent. (
  • More employers, however, appear to be taking note of the challenges facing caregivers in the workforce compared to a few years ago. (
  • They along with you, their caregiver, may face unique challenges. (
  • 3858 Mill Creek, WA Caregiver jobs found on Military. (
  • For the most part, Sanderson found that the caregivers had high levels of resiliency, although some exhibited symptoms of PGD and PTSD . (
  • 2013). Signs of post-traumatic stress disorder in caregivers following an expected death: A qualitative study. (
  • And the fact that the study employed to assess caregivers' knowledge about malaria area is located surrounding a dam which is expected to in children around Gilgel Gibe dam. (