Preparedness for the death of a loved one and mental health in bereaved caregivers of patients with dementia: findings from the REACH study.

@article{Hebert2006PreparednessFT,
  title={Preparedness for the death of a loved one and mental health in bereaved caregivers of patients with dementia: findings from the REACH study.},
  author={Randy Scott Hebert and Qianyu Dang and Richard Schulz},
  journal={Journal of palliative medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={683-93}
}
BACKGROUND Although it has been suggested that family and friends who are prepared for the death of a loved one have less distress, the relationship between preparedness and bereavement mental health is inconclusive. OBJECTIVES To determine the relationship between preparedness for the death and mental health in bereaved caregivers of dementia patients and explore predictors of preparedness. DESIGN A prospective study of family caregivers of persons with dementia. Standardized assessment… CONTINUE READING

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