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Relatives of the impaired elderly
 — correlates of feelings of burden
Author(s)Steven H Zarit, Karen E Reever, Julie Bach-Peterson
Journal titleThe Gerontologist, vol 20, no 6, Dec 1980
Pagespp 649-655
KeywordsDementia ; Informal care ; The Family ; Stress ; Correlation.
AnnotationFactors contributing to feelings of burden of caregivers of older people with senile dementia were studied. The amount of burden of caregivers was found to be less when more visits were paid to the dementia patient by other relatives. Severity of behavioural problems was not associated with higher levels of burden. The results suggest the importance of providing support to caregivers as a critical step in the community care of older people with dementia. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-930730134
ClassmarkEA: P6: SJ: QNH: 49

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