The majority of informal care providers for community-dwelling patients with Alzheimer's disease are members of the patient's family.
Most family caregivers are predominantly women, usually the spouse or adult daughter of the patient.
Care is provided principally by a single individual, the primary caregiver, with a number of other individuals, termed secondary caregivers, providing supplementary assistance.
The burden or stress associated with caring for the Alzheimer's disease patient often is daunting.
Although numerous attempts have been made to devise methods for assessing the burden on caregivers, precise measurement of the impact of caregiving is elusive.
Mots-clés Pascal : Démence Alzheimer, Homme, Soin, Milieu familial, Système nerveux pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Maladie dégénérative, Système nerveux central pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Alzheimer disease, Human, Care, Family environment, Nervous system diseases, Cerebral disorder, Degenerative disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0588347
Code Inist : 002B17G. Création : 199406.