Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Family Caretakers of Demented Patients Overburdened

A study by the research institute Nivel on behalf of Alzheimer Nederland found that twenty percent of relatives or friends who take care of demented patients are so burdened that it endangers their health and that of the patients. The researchers undertook 1000 interviews among about 200 000 such caretakers. While 93% of them receive professional help, 67% consider that it is insufficient.

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