Recurrent depressive symptomatology and physical health: a 10-year study of informal caregivers of persons with dementia.

@article{ORourke2007RecurrentDS,
  title={Recurrent depressive symptomatology and physical health: a 10-year study of informal caregivers of persons with dementia.},
  author={Norm O'Rourke and Philippe Cappeliez and Eva Neufeld},
  journal={Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie},
  year={2007},
  volume={52 7},
  pages={434-41}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the degree to which recurrent depressive symptomatology predicts the decline in the health status of a randomly derived national sample of caregivers of persons with dementia. METHOD Individuals with dementia and their caregivers were recruited from each Canadian province as part of a national epidemiologic study of dementia prevalence and the health and welfare of care providers. Both patients and caregivers were assessed at 3 points over a 10-year period. Cohabiting… CONTINUE READING

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