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Frail elderly with and without cognitive impairment at the end of life: Their emotional state and the wellbeing of their family caregivers

Purpose Of the Study: (1) To identify the main predictors of the emotional state of the frail elderly at the end-of-life and that of their primary family caregivers, taking into consideration the presence/absence of significant cognitive impairment in the patient and (2) to analyse the relationship between the emotional state of the patient and that of their primary family caregiver.; Methods: Our study is cross-sectional. 85 frail elderly patients at the end-of-life and their primary family caregivers participated.

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 15:31

Anxiety and depressive symptoms in caregivers of multiple sclerosis patients: The role of information processing speed impairment

Background: Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients have high rates of complications and disability, including cognitive impairment, that often, impact on caregivers' emotional health. Clarification may help identify improved supportive strategies for both caregivers and patients.

Objective: We aimed to analyse whether MS domain-specific cognitive impairment can influence the severity of psychiatric symptoms of MS caregivers.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:18

PRECiS (Patient Reported Evaluation of Cognitive State): Psychometric evaluation of a new patient reported outcome measure of the impact of stroke

OBJECTIVE: Determine the psychometric properties of PRECiS (Patient Reported Evaluation of Cognitive State): A new patient-centred, patient reported outcome measure for perceived impact of cognitive problems, developed through qualitative work, systematic review and service user consultation.

DESIGN: An observational study exploring acceptability, internal consistency, construct validity, inter-rater reliability and test-retest reliability, with opportunistic qualitative data on sensitivity to change.

SETTING: Home visits in the community.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:11

The effect of coping on the burden in family carers of persons with dementia

Objectives: This study explores the association between coping, measured by the extent of locus of control, and the burden of care on family carers of persons with dementia (PWD).

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:11

Negotiating a Labyrinth: experiences of assessment and diagnostic journey in cognitive impairment and dementia

Objectives: There has been a global push towards the earlier diagnosis of dementia, but there is little understanding of the transitions along the assessment and diagnostic pathway from the perspective of people affected by memory problems, cognitive impairment and early dementia. This study explores the experience of the assessment and diagnostic pathway for people with cognitive impairment and their family carers.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:10

Are persons with cognitive impairment able to state consistent choices?

Purpose: This study examined the decision-making capacity of persons with cognitive impairment with respect to their everyday care preferences and choices.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:09

Stress affects carers before patient’s first visit to a memory clinic

OBJECTIVE: To measure and compare the burden on spousal carers of patients with and without dementia who were consulting a memory clinic for the first time.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:09

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