Depression Increases Burden of Alzheimers Caregivers.
Depression Increases Burden of Alzheimer’s Caregivers, Study Finds: – THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 – – Depression increases the mental strain on people looking after loved ones recently identified as having Alzheimer’s disease, a new study finds. The study included spouses and various other family caregivers of 236 people in Finland who were identified as having very mild or gentle Alzheimer’s disease silagra . The caregivers had been followed for three years after themselves were diagnosed. The highest levels of mental stress occurred in caregivers who had depression when their loved one was identified as having Alzheimer’s, the investigators found. ‘The occurrence of even moderate depressive symptoms predicted a psychological load on the family caregiver regardless of, for example, the progression of the condition,’ study author Tarja Valimaki said in a University of Eastern Finland news discharge. (more…)