Special Issue "Caregiver Burden in Movement Disorders and Neurodegenerative Diseases: 2nd Edition"

A special issue of Brain Sciences (ISSN 2076-3425). This special issue belongs to the section "Neurodegenerative Diseases".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 April 2024 | Viewed by 171

Special Issue Editors

Department of Neurology, Hannover Medical School, Carl-Neuberg-Straße 1, 30625 Hannover, Germany
Interests: Parkinson's disease; movement disorders; progressive supranuclear palsy; caregiver burden; palliative care; health-related quality of life; drug safety; polypharmacotherapy
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Department of Neurology, Agatharied Hospital, Norbert-Kerkel-Platz, 83734 Hausham, Germany
Interests: palliative care; advanced Parkinson's disease; progressive supranuclear palsy; caregiver burden; health-related quality of life
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Prof. Dr. Janis M. Miyasaki
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Guest Editor
Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada
Interests: Parkinson disease; movement disorders; palliative care; caregiver; care partner

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In movement and neurodegenerative disorders, the patient often experiences a progressive loss of autonomy. The patient needs the help of an informal caregiver to cope with the activities of daily living. These caregivers experience a multifactorial burden, which can be referred to as a caregiver burden. In addition to the huge socioeconomic influence, the caregiver burden is an orphan topic in neurodegenerative and movement disorders. Hence, with the progressive caregiver burden, the caregiver suffers from depressive mood and reduced quality of life. Finally, in the case of caregiver burnout, the informal caregiver cannot further support the patient, and this often leads to the institutionalization of the patient. Strategies for the relief of caregiver burden and the prevention of caregiver burnout are desperately needed.

This 2nd Edition of the Special Issue aims to continue giving the update on caregiver burden in various movement and neurodegenerative disorders. Papers concerning all aspects of caregiver burden are welcome, e.g., epidemiologic studies, patient-caregiver cohorts, interventional studies, reviews, and opinions. 

Dr. Martin Klietz
Prof. Dr. Stefan Lorenzl
Prof. Dr. Janis M. Miyasaki
Guest Editors

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  • caregiver burden
  • caregiver burnout
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • atypical Parkinsonism
  • dystonia
  • Huntington’s disease
  • neurodegenerative diseases
  • quality of life
  • depression

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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