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Dementia among the elderly: How to support and empower family caregivers

Dementia among the elderly: How to support and empower family caregivers

The Alzheimer’s Association reports that 50 million people worldwide are currently living with dementia. At present, there is no cure: a person with dementia will live with the condition for the rest of their life.

In addition to understanding how to best serve this global population, health professionals must focus on supporting the family members and other caregivers tasked with meeting the complex, long-term care needs associated with dementia.

What is the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia?

What is GDPR and how does it impact marketing?

What is GDPR and how does it impact marketing?

Data is one of the most powerful currencies in today’s society. The sheer scale of its accumulation and the seamless speed and simplicity with which it can be shared, combined with its transformative uses in business make it a coveted commodity quite unlike any other.

However, as the adage goes: with great power comes great responsibility. While data has the potential to build and recreate the way we interact with the world, in the wrong hands and in the wrong contexts it can be both destructive and invasive. This is why businesses that handle any type of customer data are subject to stringent laws and regulations governing its usage – and data breaches and improper use carry significant consequences.

What is GDPR?

How to maintain patient information security

How to maintain patient information security

As the healthcare sector adapts in the wake of the continuing pandemic, the increasing digitisation of healthcare services and patient information poses ongoing challenges, particularly around the protection of personal data and patient confidentiality.

Digital transformation has been key to streamlining services and optimising administration systems so that healthcare professionals can be more available and able to do their work. However, with the introduction of electronic health records (EHR), the threat of data breaches and hackers accessing confidential information via patient records has inevitably become higher.

Data protection acts help to keep patient data secure

In 2018, the European Union (EU) implemented the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This affected how the data of European citizens were handled and stored across the world, not just in Europe. Some of the latest Caribbean countries to enact their own set of data privacy laws similar to Europe’s GDPR, are Barbados and Jamaica.

Why you can’t put a price on venture capital

Why you can’t put a price on venture capital

How does venture capital (VC) have the power to increase a start-up’s odds of success? Does this type of fundraising bring other benefits to a company? In what ways can financing support early-stage and later-stage businesses?

Many entrepreneurs choose to approach venture capital firms to help get their start-up companies off the ground, as well as to support funding rounds later in the life cycle. As of May 2022, global venture capital invested $3.1 billion in seed-stage companies – companies seeking financing for their very first steps. In fact, while VC investment in other funding stages dropped, seed funding increased 11% from the average $2.8 billion invested monthly at seed in 2021.

However, VC financing isn’t solely concerned with seed funding: its reach extends far further.

VC investment and funding rounds

Why infrastructure management in healthcare is crucial

Why infrastructure management in healthcare is crucial 

Healthcare infrastructure management is the planning and structuring of how healthcare services and facilities operate most efficiently and effectively. Infrastructure includes the built environment but also the supporting elements of equipment, access, information technology (IT), systems and processes, sustainability initiatives, and staff. 

Infrastructure management becomes particularly important in times of crisis. Hospitals and other healthcare systems rely on resources such as electricity, water, and oxygen. If there is a disruption to the supply of any of these vital resources, there needs to be a backup plan in place, for example, emergency generators to provide power for electrical equipment.

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