Stress, distress and mucosal immunity in carers of a partner with fronto-temporal dementia.

@article{Bristow2008StressDA,
  title={Stress, distress and mucosal immunity in carers of a partner with fronto-temporal dementia.},
  author={Matt Bristow and Rachel N. Cook and Sharon Erzinçlioğlu and John R. Hodges},
  journal={Aging & mental health},
  year={2008},
  volume={12 5},
  pages={
          595-604
        }
}
OBJECTIVES This study investigates the psychological and physiological impact of caring for a partner with fronto-temporal dementia (FTD). Carers were expected to exhibit greater stress and poorer psychological well-being in comparison with non-carers, and suppressed mucosal immunity. METHOD Twenty-five carers and 36 non-carers completed standardised psychological assessments of perceived stress, psychological well-being, coping and social support. Levels of mucosal immunity were assessed in… CONTINUE READING