Caregiver burden, health-related quality of life and coping in dementia caregivers: a comparison of frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

@article{Riedijk2006CaregiverBH,
  title={Caregiver burden, health-related quality of life and coping in dementia caregivers: a comparison of frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer's disease.},
  author={Samantha R Riedijk and Marjolein E de Vugt and Hugo Joseph Duivenvoorden and Martinus F. Niermeijer and John Cornelis van Swieten and Frans R. J. Verhey and Aad Tibben},
  journal={Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders},
  year={2006},
  volume={22 5-6},
  pages={405-12}
}
Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is the second most prevalent dementia after Alzheimer's disease (AD). We compared 29 FTD and 90 AD caregivers with respect to burden, health-related quality of life (HQoL) and coping. FTD caregivers were more burdened than AD caregivers, and caregivers of patients who were demented for shorter duration had lower HQoL. We furthermore compared the 29 FTD caregivers with 34 caregivers of institutionalized FTD patients to understand their specific caregiver issues… CONTINUE READING