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Home Assessments of Needs of Caregivers and Loved Ones With Dementia Help Caregivers Feel "Mastery" And Cope Better
Taking care of a loved one with dementia can be extremely stressful. Caregivers struggling to care for relatives with dementia run higher risks of depression, anxiety and other health problems. Caregivers who are struggling are also more likely to move loved ones with dementia to nursing homes or … more
Older Adults with Dementia Who Live in Communities Have Unmet Needs, as Do Their “Informal” Caregivers
About 70 percent of the 5.4 million older Americans with dementia live in communities, rather than in assisted living facilities or in nursing homes.
Caring for an older loved one can be challenging, even burdensome, particularly if he or she is depressed. Caregivers who care for older adults who are depressed are more burdened and have poorer mental and physical health than those who care for elders who are not depressed, research shows.