Factors underlying caregiver stress in frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

@article{Mioshi2009FactorsUC,
  title={Factors underlying caregiver stress in frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer's disease.},
  author={Eneida Mioshi and Matt Bristow and Rachel N. Cook and John R. Hodges},
  journal={Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders},
  year={2009},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={76-81}
}
BACKGROUND Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) has devastating effects on patients and caregivers, yet the factors underlying caregiver stress are poorly understood. METHODS 108 caregivers (79 = FTD, 29 = Alzheimer's disease) participated in a postal survey. Self-report measures of perceived stress, depression, social networks, as well as patient-based measures of behaviour change and activities of daily living were completed. RESULTS Depression was a cardinal feature in FTD caregivers, and it… CONTINUE READING