The Invisible Pandemic – Chronic Disease

Marlene Rosa, a teacher at the School of Health Sciences, Polytechnic of Leiria, and researcher at ciTechCare, published on December 2 an article in the Diário de Leiria entitled “The Invisible Pandemic – The Chronic and Disabling Disease”. Chronic diseases are non-communicable diseases, which last throughout life and have no cure. The researcher highlights the impact of chronic disease in Portugal and worldwide and reinforces the need for “being attentive to this reality, to the despair and the needs of these people at critical times, such as the ones we live in. For most of us, this reality lives in the house next to ours and we all have an important social role with these people and families.”