'ALZHEIMER ANGEHORIGENGRUPPE': EINE SYSTEMATISCHE ERHEBUNG VON BEDURFNISSEN UND ERFAHRUNGEN PFLEGENDER ANGEHORIGER

Translated title of the contribution: A support group for caregivers of demented patients: A systematic evaluation of experiences and expectations

H. Forstl, C. Geiger-Kabisch

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Abstract

We evaluated the expectations and experience of 34 participants from a caregivers' support group. In comparison with the husbands, the wives of demented patients attended more regularly and for a longer period of time. Wives expected and experienced emotional support, whereas husbands were more interested in obtaining information about the medical causes of dementia and about patient management. Wives and daughters admitted to greater emotional and physical distress. The role and efficiency of caregivers' support groups should be studied prospectively, particularly because dementia-related problems posed on individual families on one hand and on the public health sector on the other are expected to increase during the next decades.

Translated title of the contributionA support group for caregivers of demented patients: A systematic evaluation of experiences and expectations
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)68-71
Number of pages4
JournalPsychiatrische Praxis
Volume22
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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