Adult day service use and reductions in caregiving hours: effects on stress and psychological well-being for dementia caregivers.

@article{Gaugler2003AdultDS,
  title={Adult day service use and reductions in caregiving hours: effects on stress and psychological well-being for dementia caregivers.},
  author={Joseph E. Gaugler and Shannon E. Jarrott and Steven Howard Zarit and M A P Stephens and Aloen L Townsend and Rick Greene},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  year={2003},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={55-62}
}
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to determine whether adult day service use interacts with decreases in primary caregiving hours (i.e. the time caregivers spent on activities of daily living/instrumental activities of daily living, memory problems, and behavior problems for patients) to alleviate caregiver stress and negative mental health over time. METHODS Three-month longitudinal data from the Adult Day Care Collaborative Study (n=400) were used. RESULTS Decreases in memory… CONTINUE READING

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