| Published: September 25, 2016
Burden among Caregivers of Persons with Dementia
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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© 2016, B Anantharamu, A Thirumoorthy, M Senthil
Received: July 27, 2016; Revision Received: August 15, 2016; Accepted: September 25, 2016
Published in Volume 03, Issue 4, July-September, 2016