Assisted vacations for men with dementia and their caregiving spouses: evaluation of health-related effects.

@article{Wilz2008AssistedVF,
  title={Assisted vacations for men with dementia and their caregiving spouses: evaluation of health-related effects.},
  author={Gabriele Wilz and Margit Fink-Heitz},
  journal={The Gerontologist},
  year={2008},
  volume={48 1},
  pages={115-20}
}
PURPOSE In this study, we conducted the first evaluation of assisted vacations for persons with dementia and their caregivers in the field of caregiving research. DESIGN AND METHODS We used a quasi-experimental, two-group, repeated measures design with two measuring times (preintervention, 3-month follow-up) to examine whether assisted vacations lead to a reduction in physical complaints and symptoms of depression in family caregivers. The sample consisted of 29 caregiving wives who were… CONTINUE READING