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| Published: September 25, 2016

Burden among Caregivers of Persons with Dementia

B. G. Anantharamu

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychiatric Social Work, Dharwad Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (DIMHANS), Dharwad, Karnataka, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. A. Thirumoorthy

Additional Professor, Dept. of Psychiatric Social Work, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. M. Senthil

Psychiatric Social Worker, Dept. of Psychiatry, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.158/20160304

DOI: 10.25215/0304.158

ABSTRACT

Caring for a person who has dementia is not an easy task and requires a lot of understanding and patience and it impose a lot of burden on caregivers. So this study was carried out to see the level of burden experienced by caregivers of patients with dementia. The sample comprised of 50 Caregivers of persons with dementia. The data collected from NIMHANS Geriatric Clinic. The patients who fulfilled the inclusion and exclusion criteria were identified using simple random sampling. The following tools were used for the current study: Socio-demographic data sheet and family burden interview schedule. The result found that caregivers of patients with dementia experienced mild to moderate level of burden especially in the areas of financial burden, disruption of family activities, and disruption of family life.

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B. G. Anantharamu @ senthilpsw83@yahoo.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.158/20160304

DOI: 10.25215/0304.158

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 4, July-September, 2016

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