Respite for dementia caregivers: the effects of adult day service use on caregiving hours and care demands.

@article{Gaugler2003RespiteFD,
  title={Respite for dementia caregivers: the effects of adult day service use on caregiving hours and care demands.},
  author={Joseph E. Gaugler and Shannon E. Jarrott and Steven Howard Zarit and M A P Stephens and Aloen L Townsend and Rick Greene},
  journal={International psychogeriatrics},
  year={2003},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={37-58}
}
The objective of this study was to determine whether adult day service use was related to decreases in primary caregiving hours (i.e., the time caregivers spent on activities of daily living/instrumental activities of daily living and behavior problems for care recipients) and care recipient function for these domains. Three-month longitudinal data from the Adult Day Care Collaborative Study (N = 400) were used. Adult day service users reported greater decreases in hours spent on behavior… CONTINUE READING

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