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Ikeda, Manabu

Mental health among younger and older caregivers of dementia patients

Aim: Caregiver burden in dementia is an important issue, but few studies have examined the mental health of younger and older family caregivers by comparing them with age- and gender-matched community residents. We aimed to compare the mental health of dementia caregivers with that of community residents and to clarify factors related to mental health problems in younger and older caregivers.; Methods: We studied 104 dementia caregivers; 46 were younger (<65 years) and 58 were older (≥65 years).

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 15:20

Usefulness of carer‐held records to support informal caregivers of patients with dementia who live at home

Aim: It is unclear whether carer‐held records (CHR) are useful for patients with dementia. In this study, we evaluated the usefulness of the CHR for patients with dementia at the municipal level. Methods: Candidates for CHR use in this study were informal caregivers of patients with dementia who lived at home in Kawanishi, Japan. CHR users were those who are involved in the patient's care and treatment, such as informal caregivers, family physicians, dementia specialists, care professionals, and care service coordinators, known as ‛care managersʼ in Japan.

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 11:44