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In the year before a person’s death, half of family caregivers of someone with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia reported spending at least 46 hours per week providing care–59% of these caregivers felt that they were “on duty” 24-hours a day.

Schulz R, Mendelsohn A, Haley W, et al. End-of-Life Care and the Effects of Bereavement on Family Caregivers of Persons with Dementia. N Engl J Med. 2003; 349(20): 1936-42. http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/349/20/1936

Reference

Title
End-of-Life Care and the Effects of Bereavement on Family Caregivers of Persons with Dementia
Publication
N Engl J Med
Publication Date
2003
Authors
Schulz R, Mendelsohn A, Haley W, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 349, Issue 20
Pages
1936-42
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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