Telemedicine Offers New Hope to Dementia Patients

Introduction

Imagine a scenario, where one’s mother struggles to recall certain words during a routine weekly phone call, and when one dwells about it, it becomes apparently clear that this failure to recall “lost” words has been occurring for quite some time. The problem, however, is one hundred miles away, with two kids and a full-time job. Picturing that scenario is relatively easy for many adults in America, but despite knowing this, what can one do?

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Telemedicine platforms

With an aging population in the U.S. and the question of elder care becoming increasingly relevant, people are turning to telehealth as a means to resolve this problem. Recent studies have demonstrated that telemedicine platforms, like WELL, are playing a crucial role in combating dementia by enabling patients to work with physicians through live videos.

By providing access to specialists, telemedicine platforms can aid dementia sufferers to maintain and enhance their ability to recall and communicate, and can even help them to remember the “lost” words.

Telehealth – a solution for all

Everyone can benefit from the remote nature of telehealth platforms. From the patient side, the platform provides access to high-quality care for adults residing in different locations, eliminates certain financial factors like taking taxis to clinics and hospitals, and gives the convenience of being able to see a specialist from the comforts of one’s home.

In addition to these, the platform also reduces the wait time involved between appointments, where an extended delay can raise patient stress or when adverse developments are not detected on time.

For healthcare providers and doctors, the WELL platform gives them more flexibility in terms of their schedule and lowers the overhead costs by minimizing staffing requirements at clinics and hospitals.

For family members of dementia patients, telehealth platforms serve as invaluable tools in reducing both the mental and physical burden of caretaking. Whether one is worrying from afar or staying just down the road but handling a job and family commitments while simultaneously looking after a loved one, telehealth offers assurance that one’s parents are receiving the much-needed care when they require it.

About JoinWell

WELL is globalizing healthcare and eliminating country borders to directly connect doctors, therapists, psychologists and other healthcare specialists to patients worldwide.

They create WELL tokens to solve the world’s biggest healthcare issues surrounding cross-border payments, data accessibility and payment risk. We’re making it possible for the highest quality healthcare providers to serve anyone, anywhere.

WELL's low-cost business model can generate a price reduction of approximately 30%. WELL patients receive advice from leading medical specialists for far less than the price of a personal appointment with a doctor.


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Last updated: Feb 22, 2018 at 8:26 AM

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