Wireless Healthcare, a UK based research group, recently published a report Wireless eHealth and the Elderly Consumer that sees the next generation of carers as ‘Alphadaughters’, predominantly female family members who use online technology and consumer medical devises to provide high quality and cost effective care for their elderly parents.

The report also explains that while part of the solution is technology-based there are many other ways that Alphadaughters could be supported, making healthcare more family-carer friendly.

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