Dementia worry: a psychological examination of an unexplored phenomenon.

@article{Kessler2012DementiaWA,
  title={Dementia worry: a psychological examination of an unexplored phenomenon.},
  author={Eva-Marie Kessler and Catherine E Bowen and Marion Baer and Lutz Fr{\"o}lich and H W Wahl},
  journal={European journal of ageing},
  year={2012},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={275-284}
}
According to recent surveys, dementia worry (DW) is a widespread phenomenon in mid-life and old age, at least in Western populations. DW has been shown to be only loosely related to sociodemographic factors. Unfortunately, the concept of DW has found only very little conceptual and empirical attention in previous research. In this conceptual review, we take (mostly) a psychological approach to DW. First, we define DW as an emotional response to the perceived threat of developing dementia. We… CONTINUE READING

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