" A clinical review, Care of the Aging Patient: From Evidence to Action, looking at caregiver burden has been published in the JAMA. "
Caregiver burden: clinical review identifies risk factors

A clinical review, Care of the Aging Patient: From Evidence to Action, looking at caregiver burden published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that many clinicians overlook caregiver burden.

Care of the Aging Patient: From Evidence to Action identifiesrisk factors for caregiver burden. The study concludes physicians have a responsibility to identify caregiver burden and finds caregiver assessment and intervention should be tailored to the individual circumstances and contexts in which caregiver burden occurs.

Heidi Godman, Executive Editor, Harvard Health Letter, has made reference to Care of the Aging Patient: From Evidence to Action in her blog post  When caring for a loved one, many caregivers go it alone. Heidi has written about her own experience growing-up watching her mother care for her grandmother, who had Parkinson’s disease and dementia. She is now observing her father care for her mother, who now also has Parkinson’s disease.

You can read more about the clinical review into caregiver burden in the Journal of the American Medical Association and Heidi’s blog here: When caring for a loved one, many caregivers go it alone.

 Posted: March 13th, 2014
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