Reduced life-space of non-professional caregivers to Parkinson's disease patients with increased disease duration.

@article{Lkk2009ReducedLO,
  title={Reduced life-space of non-professional caregivers to Parkinson's disease patients with increased disease duration.},
  author={Johan L{\"o}kk},
  journal={Clinical neurology and neurosurgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={111 7},
  pages={583-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of Parkinson's disease (PD) on unpaid, non-professional caregiver (CG) social relationships and related issues, as well as home-help services, over the time-course of the disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS Cross-sectional telephone survey using a structured questionnaire where CGs were divided into three groups with regard to care-giving/PD duration: 0-4, 5-10 and >11 years. RESULTS 404/451 CGs responded. Their relationships to friends, the patient, parents… CONTINUE READING