Dementia Patients’ Caregivers Need More Support, British Study Finds

Dementia Patients’ Caregivers Need More Support, British Study Finds
Those caring for people with dementia often feel they don’t have a support system that can help them cope with their burden, a British study reports. The lack of support leads to stress, isolation and feelings of guilt, researchers said. One thing that could help, the University of Lincoln team suggested, was including caregivers in evaluation of patients’ symptoms and behaviors. Not only would this give healthcare professionals better insight, but it could alleviate some of the negative emotions that caregivers feel about their task, the researchers said. The study appeared in the journal Dementia. Its title is “
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