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Use this one! Life satisfaction in family caregivers taking care of someone with dementia: A comparison to nonfamilial caregivers and non-caregivers.

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Peter Rivera

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Marriage and Family Therapy

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There are an estimated 30 million individuals with dementia and that number is likely to doubles every twenty years. Individuals with dementia typically need additional support, which comes from caregivers. It is important to look at the life satisfaction of caregivers, both family and nonfamilial, compared to non-caregivers (Brodaty & Donkin, 2009). Caregivers experience higher rates of depression, stress, health complications, and lower rates of life satisfaction (Borg & Hallberg, 2006). This has clinical implications as it can demonstrate how therapists can provide resources and tools for caregivers to reduce depression, stress, and burden. This study aims to explore the differences between life satisfaction for caregivers while taking care of someone with dementia and non-caregivers life satisfaction.

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May 26th, 1:00 PM

Use this one! Life satisfaction in family caregivers taking care of someone with dementia: A comparison to nonfamilial caregivers and non-caregivers.

There are an estimated 30 million individuals with dementia and that number is likely to doubles every twenty years. Individuals with dementia typically need additional support, which comes from caregivers. It is important to look at the life satisfaction of caregivers, both family and nonfamilial, compared to non-caregivers (Brodaty & Donkin, 2009). Caregivers experience higher rates of depression, stress, health complications, and lower rates of life satisfaction (Borg & Hallberg, 2006). This has clinical implications as it can demonstrate how therapists can provide resources and tools for caregivers to reduce depression, stress, and burden. This study aims to explore the differences between life satisfaction for caregivers while taking care of someone with dementia and non-caregivers life satisfaction.

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