Impact of behavioural problems on spousal caregivers: a comparison between Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal dementia.

@article{Vugt2006ImpactOB,
  title={Impact of behavioural problems on spousal caregivers: a comparison between Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal dementia.},
  author={Marjolein E de Vugt and Samantha R Riedijk and Pauline Aalten and Aad Tibben and John Cornelis van Swieten and Frans R J Verhey},
  journal={Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders},
  year={2006},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={35-41}
}
BACKGROUND Behavioural changes are a key factor in distinguishing frontotemporal dementia (FTD) from Alzheimer's disease (AD), however, little is known about the impact of these changes on caregivers. The aim of this study was to compare caregivers' distress related to behavioural symptoms of AD and FTD. METHODS 47 spouse caregivers of consecutively referred patients with AD and 27 spouse caregivers of patients with FTD participated in this study. Behavioural disturbances in the patient and… CONTINUE READING