Volume : VII, Issue : II, February - 2017

To study the caregiver burden in the caregiver‘s of dementia patients.

Dr Wilson Benny Paul, Dr T Murari, Dr Vivek Aggarwal, Dr Sandeep Kumar, Dr I V Nagesh

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 With the rise in geriatric population there is rise in the patients with dementia also. Dementia is often degenerative and relentlessly progressive and required continuous monitoring, care and attention by the caregiver. Caregivers of the dementia patients are often ignored as maximum attention is taken by the patients. Care giving is a very stressful and demanding job and predisposes the caregiver to tremendous caregiver stress which in turn can lead to impairment in the health of the caregiver. Caregiver is often called as a hidden patient. In our study we have seen that more than 90% of the caregivers have moderate to severe caregiver stress as assessed by Zarit Burden Interview (ZBI) and almost 64% has associated comorbidities which can impair their health

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Dr Wilson Benny Paul, Dr T Murari, Dr Vivek Aggarwal, Dr Sandeep Kumar, Dr I V Nagesh, To study the caregiver burden in the caregiver‘s of dementia patients., INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH : Volume‾7 | Issue‾2 | February‾2017


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