The grief experienced by spousal caregivers of dementia patients: the role of place of care of patient and gender of caregiver.

@article{Rudd1999TheGE,
  title={The grief experienced by spousal caregivers of dementia patients: the role of place of care of patient and gender of caregiver.},
  author={M G Rudd and Linda Louise Viney and Charles A Preston},
  journal={International journal of aging & human development},
  year={1999},
  volume={48 3},
  pages={217-40}
}
A comparison of the grief responses of spousal caregivers who cared for their demented partners at home with those who provided ongoing nursing home care, together with an examination of gender differences, is reported here. Four psychological states of grief were examined: anxiety, sadness, anger, and guilt. Sixty spousal caregivers participated in the study: thirty husbands and thirty wives, with equal numbers of home and nursing home caregivers. Content analysis scales were scored to assess… CONTINUE READING

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