Sunday, February 15, 2015

Excerpt - Spouses of Dementia Patients Pay a Heavy Toll

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A study of spouses of dementia patients at Case Western Reserve University found that:
  • Some caregivers may have feelings of guilt about participating in activities with friends or in the community when their loved ones are no longer able to do so
  • Caregivers report feelings of sadness and loneliness
  • 25 percent of caregivers in the study suffered from depression
  • and, only 23 percent of those questioned did not feel burdened by the responsibilities of caring for their spouses.
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