People With Dementia Whose Caregivers Are Mentally Stressed May Die Sooner

News | September 28, 2017

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People diagnosed with dementia died sooner if their caregivers were experiencing declines in mental health. Even after accounting for differences in diagnosis, age, sex, dementia severity, and the care recipient’s mental health, those whose caregivers had mental health problems, such as depression or anxiety, died about 14 months sooner than those whose caregivers were in…

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