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Dependency aspect of caregiver burden is uniquely related to cognitive impairment in Veterans

Jennifer M. Stinson, PhD, et al.

The prevalence of Veterans with dementia in the Veterans Health Administration is estimated to be 275,000 annually over the next decade, with an average yearly incidence of 89,000. In addition to associated interpersonal, social, and financial costs, there will be an inevitable increase in burden among care providers. In a sample of Veterans, we analyzed dimensions of caregiver burden as they relate to neuropsychological functioning and found that aspects of cognitive functioning differentially influence perceptions of caregiver burden. Determining the relationship between cognitive functioning and burden has implications for how to best provide care to an aging Veteran population.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2013.11.0246

Volume 51 Number 8, 2014
   Pages 1177 — 1188


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Stinson JM, Collins RL, Maestas KL, Pacheco V, LeMaire A, Benge J. Dependency aspect of caregiver burden is uniquely related to cognitive impairment in Veterans. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(8):1177–88.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2013.11.0246
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