"Learning to become a family caregiver" efficacy of an intervention program for caregivers following diagnosis of dementia in a relative.

@article{Ducharme2011LearningTB,
  title={"Learning to become a family caregiver" efficacy of an intervention program for caregivers following diagnosis of dementia in a relative.},
  author={Francine C Ducharme and Louise L L{\'e}vesque and Lise M Lachance and M -J Kergoat and Alain J Legault and Line M Beaudet and Steven Howard Zarit},
  journal={The Gerontologist},
  year={2011},
  volume={51 4},
  pages={484-94}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this experimental study was to test the efficacy of a psychoeducational individual program conceived to facilitate transition to the caregiver role following diagnosis of Alzheimer disease in a relative. DESIGN AND METHODS Caregivers were recruited in memory clinics and randomized to an experimental group (n = 62) or a control group (n = 49) receiving usual care. Eligible participants-primary caregivers of a relative diagnosed with Alzheimer in the past 9 months-were… CONTINUE READING

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