Dementia Caregiver Burden: a Research Update and Critical Analysis

Dementia Caregiver Burden: a Research Update and Critical Analysis Curr Psychiatry Rep (2017) 19:64 DOI 10.1007/s11920-017-0818-2 GERIATRIC DISORDERS (W MCDONALD, SECTION EDITOR) Dementia Caregiver Burden: a Research Update and Critical Analysis 1,2 Sheung-Tak Cheng The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication Abstract that are unique or particularly serious in a certain condition Purpose of Review This article provides an updated review of need to be explored further. the determinants of caregiver burden and depression, with a . . . focus on care demands and especially the differential effects Keywords Dementia caregiving Burden Depression of various neuropsychiatric symptoms or symptom clusters. Neuropsychiatric symptoms Behavioral and psychological Moreover, studies on caregivers for frontotemporal and Lewy symptoms of dementia Functional impairments body dementias were referred to in order to identify differ- ences and similarities with the mainstream literature based largely on Alzheimer caregivers. Introduction Recent Findings As a group, neuropsychiatric symptoms are most predictive of caregiver burden and depression regardless A looming public health crisis is the rising number of of dementia diagnosis, but the effects appear to be driven people with dementia, doubling every 20 years, due to primarily by disruptive behaviors (e.g., agitation, aggression, global aging. Currently, there are approximately 47 mil- disinhibition), followed by delusions Current Psychiatry Reports Springer Journals

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