Living with Mild to Moderate Alzheimer Patients Increases the Caregiver's Burden at 6 Months

Alessandra Raccichini, Liana Spazzafumo, Simona Castellani, Patrizia Civerchia, Giuseppe Pelliccioni, Osvaldo Scarpino

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Abstract

The objective of our study was to demonstrate that living with a person affected by mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease can lead to an increased perception of the caregiver's burden using the Caregiver Burden Inventory (CBI). The sample consisted of 153 dyads, caregiver-patient. At baseline, a greater perception of the caregiver's burden was observed in the live-in caregivers. A further increase in the total burden of the live-in caregivers was noticed at the 6-month follow-up. More specifically, with the inclusion of correction factors such as the caregiver's age and the CBI subscales at baseline, the social and emotional burden becomes statistically significant (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)463-467
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 28 2015

Keywords

  • Alzheimers disease
  • caregiver burden
  • emotional burden
  • live-in caregiver
  • social burden

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Clinical Psychology

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