Dependence and caregiver burden in Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/137054
Title:
Dependence and caregiver burden in Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment.
Authors:
Gallagher, Damien; Ni Mhaolain, Aine; Crosby, Lisa; Ryan, Deirdre; Lacey, Loretto; Coen, Robert F; Walsh, Cathal; Coakley, Davis; Walsh, J Bernard; Cunningham, Conal; Lawlor, Brian A
Affiliation:
Mercer's Institute for Research on Ageing, St James's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. gallagherdamien@hotmail.com
Citation:
Dependence and caregiver burden in Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment. 2011, 26 (2):110-4 Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen
Journal:
American journal of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
Issue Date:
Mar-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/137054
DOI:
10.1177/1533317510394649
PubMed ID:
21233138
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21233138
Abstract:
The dependence scale has been designed to be sensitive to the overall care needs of the patient and is considered distinct from standard measures of functional ability in this regard. Little is known regarding the relationship between patient dependence and caregiver burden. We recruited 100 patients with Alzheimer's disease or mild cognitive impairment and their caregivers through a memory clinic. Patient function, dependence, hours of care, cognition, neuropsychiatric symptoms, and caregiver burden were assessed. Dependence was significantly correlated with caregiver burden. Functional decline and dependence were most predictive of caregiver burden in patients with mild impairment while behavioral symptoms were most predictive in patients with moderate to severe disease. The dependence scale demonstrated good utility as a predictor of caregiver burden. Interventions to reduce caregiver burden should address patient dependence, functional decline, and behavioral symptoms while successful management of the latter becomes more critical with disease progression.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Alzheimer Disease; Caregivers; Cognition Disorders; Cost of Illness; Disability Evaluation; Disease Progression; Female; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Neuropsychological Tests; Predictive Value of Tests; Regression Analysis
ISSN:
1938-2731

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGallagher, Damienen
dc.contributor.authorNi Mhaolain, Aineen
dc.contributor.authorCrosby, Lisaen
dc.contributor.authorRyan, Deirdreen
dc.contributor.authorLacey, Lorettoen
dc.contributor.authorCoen, Robert Fen
dc.contributor.authorWalsh, Cathalen
dc.contributor.authorCoakley, Davisen
dc.contributor.authorWalsh, J Bernarden
dc.contributor.authorCunningham, Conalen
dc.contributor.authorLawlor, Brian Aen
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-27T11:43:27Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-27T11:43:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-03-
dc.identifier.citationDependence and caregiver burden in Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment. 2011, 26 (2):110-4 Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demenen
dc.identifier.issn1938-2731-
dc.identifier.pmid21233138-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1533317510394649-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/137054-
dc.description.abstractThe dependence scale has been designed to be sensitive to the overall care needs of the patient and is considered distinct from standard measures of functional ability in this regard. Little is known regarding the relationship between patient dependence and caregiver burden. We recruited 100 patients with Alzheimer's disease or mild cognitive impairment and their caregivers through a memory clinic. Patient function, dependence, hours of care, cognition, neuropsychiatric symptoms, and caregiver burden were assessed. Dependence was significantly correlated with caregiver burden. Functional decline and dependence were most predictive of caregiver burden in patients with mild impairment while behavioral symptoms were most predictive in patients with moderate to severe disease. The dependence scale demonstrated good utility as a predictor of caregiver burden. Interventions to reduce caregiver burden should address patient dependence, functional decline, and behavioral symptoms while successful management of the latter becomes more critical with disease progression.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21233138en
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and over-
dc.subject.meshAlzheimer Disease-
dc.subject.meshCaregivers-
dc.subject.meshCognition Disorders-
dc.subject.meshCost of Illness-
dc.subject.meshDisability Evaluation-
dc.subject.meshDisease Progression-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshNeuropsychological Tests-
dc.subject.meshPredictive Value of Tests-
dc.subject.meshRegression Analysis-
dc.titleDependence and caregiver burden in Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentMercer's Institute for Research on Ageing, St James's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. gallagherdamien@hotmail.comen
dc.identifier.journalAmerican journal of Alzheimer's disease and other dementiasen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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