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Caregivers of family members with Alzheimer's disease: Burden, depression, and benefits of support groups
by Ponce, Monica, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2009, 66; 1466300
Abstract (Summary)

With the population of the elderly growing and the prevalence of Alzheimer's found in those increasing with age, an estimate 4 million people in the United States will be affected with Alzheimer's. This study looked at the impact that support groups have on caregivers in dealing with their depression, burden, and the benefits of support group. The purpose of this study was to examine the perception of caregivers on the effectiveness of the help that they receive in support groups. There were 27 Alzheimer's caregivers who were surveyed. The results found no relationship between help received, depression, or burden. Further studies need to examine support services and resources for caregivers in order to reach a better understanding of the type of aids that are helpful for caregivers dealing with Alzheimer's patients.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Goodman, Catherine
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 47/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Clinical psychology, Individual & family studies
Publication Number: 1466300
ISBN: 978-1-109-17618-6
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