16 June 2009

Screening tool for carers at risk

New screening developed to offer intervention to dementia caregivers
University of Michigan: 26 May 2009
Researchers have developed a new system that helps provide intervention to caregivers of patients with dementia.

Family caregivers play a pivotal role in managing the health and care of dementia patients, but the needs of these caregivers are not often assessed, researchers say.

"Although providing care can be rewarding, it often places caregivers at great risk for negative outcomes that also compromise the well-being of the patients with dementia," said Louis Burgio, a professor in the University of Michigan School of Social Work and research professor at the Institute of Gerontology. Burgio was one of eight authors of a new study.

In this study, the researchers identified 16 risks that are confronted most often with dementia caregivers and care recipients. A risk appraisal measure provides information that can help clinicians tailor interventions to a caregiver's individual needs. … > full press release

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