Carina Dantas has a chapter published in the Caregiver’s Manual – Active and Healthy Ageing. The Press Book of the University of Coimbra has the participation of several authors, experts in the field of ageing, and aims to guide formal and informal caregivers for better management in health and disease, through 34 chapters divided into 6 modules.
Various topics are addressed, ranging from nursing care to the management of affections, the involvement of older people in society and new technologies with integrated health solutions.
When older people begin to experience significant losses of capacity, their rights and dignity depend on the care, support and assistance of others. Do these people need 24-hour care and surveillance? Is it preferable to refer them to a residential structure or keep them in their own home? What is the impact of the evolution of technologies on caregivers? What strategy should be applied to facilitate the inclusion of older people? These and many other questions are answered by Carina Dantas in chapter 14 – Complementary Care.
The Caregiver’s Manual – Active and Healthy Ageing has as lead editors Professors of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra Anabela Mota Pinto, Manuel Teixeira Veríssimo and João Malva. The public presentation will take place as soon as the safety standards of the pandemic outbreak permit. However, the authors now provide open access to the Caregiver’s Manual, in digital format – HERE. It is also possible to find the Manual on digital platforms, such as Amazon (HERE).