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Alzheimer's disease: the psychological and physical effects of the caregiver's role, part 2

The purpose of this study was to investigate the physical and psychological effects on informal caregivers of looking after a person with Alzheimer’s disease. A descriptive survey was conducted in counties Galway, Mayo and Roscommon in Ireland using a simple random sample of caregivers registered with the Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Galway, or the Western Alzheimer’s Foundation. The findings from the study show that a significant proportion of caregivers reported poor self-rated health and depression. Restless sleep and a decreased tolerance for pain were also common.

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Additional Titles
Nursing Older People
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Key Information

Type of Reference
Jour
ISBN/ISSN
1472-0795, 1472-0795
Resource Database
British nursing index bni - exported on 8/7/2016
Publication Year
2008
Issue Number
4
Volume Number
20
Start Page
33-39
Language
English