Demented and chronic depressed patients attending a day hospital: stress experienced by carers.

@article{Rosenvinge1998DementedAC,
  title={Demented and chronic depressed patients attending a day hospital: stress experienced by carers.},
  author={Henry Rosenvinge and Deborah Jones and Eamonn Judge and Alison B. Martin},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  year={1998},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={8-11}
}
OBJECTIVE The main hypothesis was that carers of elderly patients attending a day hospital with chronic depression experience considerable stress. A subsidiary hypothesis was that this stress is equivalent to that experienced by carers of dementia patients attending the same day hospital. DESIGN All attenders of the day hospital with a diagnosis of depression or dementia coresident with their principal carers. SETTING An urban psychogeriatric day hospital in the UK. PATIENTS A consultant… CONTINUE READING
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