Health consequences of Alzheimer's caregiving transitions: effects of placement and bereavement.

  title={Health consequences of Alzheimer's caregiving transitions: effects of placement and bereavement.},
  author={Igor Grant and Karen A Adler and Thomas L Patterson and Joel E. Dimsdale and Michael G. Ziegler and Michael R. Irwin},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  volume={64 3},
OBJECTIVE To determine the extent to which the chronic stress of Alzheimer's disease caregiving may be alleviated by placement or death of the Alzheimer's disease patient, we prospectively compared groups of caregivers (CG) who continued to care for their Alzheimer's disease spouse at home, CG who placed their spouses, and CG whose spouses died with similarly aged noncaregiving comparison subjects (control subjects). METHODS A sample of 119 CG who had been studied for at least 18 months at 6… CONTINUE READING

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