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Characteristics of Depressed Caregivers of Veterans With Dementia.
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PMID:  23070578     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
This study examined the characteristics of caregivers and persons with dementia (PWD) to determine their association with caregiver depression. Participants included 508 PWD (veterans) and 486 caregivers from Boston, Houston, Providence, Beaumont (Texas), and Oklahoma City, identified from diagnoses from medical records and recruited from February 2007 to July 2009, for a larger study evaluating Partners in Dementia Care, a care-coordination intervention. Characteristics evaluated for PWD included activities of daily living, instrumental activities of daily living, cognitive impairment, and disruptive behavior. Caregiver characteristics evaluated included caregiver unmet needs, support-service use, and number of informal helpers. Caregiver depression was measured using the Iowa form 11-item Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale. Depressed caregivers reported significantly more unmet needs than the nondepressed caregivers. Depressed caregivers also reported a high frequency of disruptive behavior in their PWD. Caregiver perceptions of unmet needs may be an important target for intervention.
Carla Bejjani; A Lynn Snow; Katherine S Judge; David M Bass; Robert O Morgan; Nancy Wilson; Annette Walder; Wendy J Looman; Catherinie McCarthy; Mark E Kunik
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1938-2731     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101082834     Medline TA:  Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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