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Title: Effects of supporting patients with dementia: A study with dyads
Authors: Brites, Rute
Brandão, Tânia
Pereira, Francisco M
Hipólito, João
Nunes, Odete
Keywords: Informal care-givers
behavioral symptoms
Issue Date: Jan-2020
Publisher: Wiley
Abstract: Purpose: This study aimed to examine the factors associated with the development of higher burden in informal care-givers of patients with dementia, using dyadic data. Design and Methods: Seventy-two dyads of patients with dementia and their informal care-givers were assessed, the former in terms of behavioral-psychological symptoms and autonomy, the latter in terms of burden and individual needs. Findings: Care-givers at risk for developing higher burden are those who are female, whose care recipient present psychiatric symptoms and lower autonomy, and those who recognize the need for more information/support. Practice Implications: Interventions should offer care-givers the tools to provide care, maintaining their psychological well-being. Interventions should target not only common aspects of care-giver burden but also the specificities of caring for a person with dementia.
Peer Reviewed: yes
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1111/ppc.12476
ISSN: 1744-6163
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