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Wearden, Alison

Critical comments mediate the association between carer distress and psychological symptoms in persons recently diagnosed with dementia

Introduction: Carers of persons with dementia (PWD) experience high levels of burden and distress and may use criticism in an attempt to change the behavior of PWD and thereby reduce their distress. We hypothesized that carer distress and criticism would each have an impact on the psychological well-being of the PWD and examined whether criticism mediates the association between carer distress and PWD psychological well-being.; Methods: We recruited 61 persons with a recent diagnosis of dementia and their carer via U.K.

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