A number of advantages have been associated with provision of interventions

A number of advantages have been associated with

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the use of online technology such as Facebook platforms. A number of advantages have been associated with provision of interventions using online psychosocial interventions. To begin with, it requires few nurse practitioners to provide care for patients since even those that are informal may provide care without necessarily travelling to the health centre to seek for services from a professional. In addition, the policy of that states that patient’s information should be kept private and confidential is guaranteed since informal caregivers may get help in privacy. Online interventions may also play a crucial role in helping future informal caregivers to cope easily with the challenges of caring for their patients and that they may take good care of their patients without moving them from home to healthcare facilities, which is sometimes disturbing the patient. But for the purposes of this article, “Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry”, which was to establish on the effectiveness and how feasible the use of online-based interventions could be helpful to informal caregivers and on their dementia patients, and to ascertain whether such interventions improved the well-being of such caregivers or not. Blom et al., (2013) research, which explored on technology and its supporting needs of patients with dementia and their
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THE ALZHEIMER DISEASE CAREGIVERS 8 caregivers established online was noted to play a crucial role particularly in multi-component programs that combined information, contact with other caregivers, and in combination with care-giving strategies provided a positive effects on self-efficacy, confidence, stress, depression, burden. However, other researchers such as Brennan et al., (1995) argued that online oriented interventions had little imp-act in improving the well-being of caregivers. All in all, it can never be argued for one to note that online interventions play a crucial role in improving both the well- being of a dementia patient and care-givers. However, even with the existence of these evidences, there have been a number of gaps that need to be addressed. For instance, this article has no enough supporting evidences and even if there are some they lack methodological quality. Therefore, these areas should be addressed in the article to provide reliable evidences. The research study can be extended through the adoptions of more randomized managed researches assessment on the interventions performed in a certain protocol to provide reliable information about the negative and positive effects associated supportive internet interventions. New ideas that can be used by dementia care givers and concerned researchers and stakeholders is that online technology play a crucial role in improving the well-being of dementia informal caregivers who have been in the recent past been largely associated with psychological problems such as stress, depression and among others. In addition, it also helps in improving the well-being of a patient.
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THE ALZHEIMER DISEASE CAREGIVERS 9 References Alzheimer Disease International. 2010. World Alzheimer Report. ADI: London Blom M, Bosmans JE, Cuijpers P, et al. 2013. Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of an Internet
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