The increasing influence of digital media on all aspects of life, especially the use of Internet and smartphone, has not left even the field of healthcare practice untouched. Telerehabilitation, implying the use of telecommunications in rehabilitation activities, is being used widely in the treatment of communication and mental health disorders. The use of telerehabilitation services makes rehabilitation more feasible, fast, time-saving and cost-effective for people who face constraints in physically presenting themselves to healthcare providers due to extent of retardation, illness or commuting issues. It is thus a boon for the people who stay in remote areas and have no access to healthcare professionals in close vicinity. Therefore, research is underway on the optimal means to deliver telerehabilitation services both locally and globally and is now seen as a critical activity in healthcare.

Telecounselling for Caregivers of Persons with Dementia
Telecounselling for caregivers of persons with dementia
Rachel C. Francis Sanjeev Kumar Gupta
Introduction

In 2010, an estimate of 35.6 million people worldwide were identified as living with dementia, and by 2050, it is expected to increase threefold (WHO 2012). According to Ferri and Jacob (2017), the greater part of the dementia population lives in low- and middle-income countries. The demographic distribution in India is changing, and the ageing population is considerably increasing. This, in turn, is going to increase the burden due to dementia in the country. According to the data on the projected increase in population with dementia around the world from 1990 to 2020, India is estimated to increase from ...

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