Paper by Dr. Seike et. al. Published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
A paper by Dr. Aya Seike, Director Takashi Sakurai (The Center for Comprehensive Care and Research on Memory Disorders), and Dr. Kenji Toba (President of the National Institute of Longevity Medical Science, National Research and Development Corporation) et. al. was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Vol. 64 (2016 March)
The study verifies the analysis of the effects of educational support programs for caregivers of people with progressive dementia.
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Since 2012, the authors have provided an educational support program for persons with early-stage dementia and their family caregivers. It has been determined that information about the diagnosis and treatment of dementia is important for persons with early-stage dementia and their caregivers. As the condition of the person with dementia worsens, behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia and increasing problems with activities of daily living (ADLs) can create greater care burdens for caregivers. Dementia-related stigmaand confusion and anxiety about the unknown can exacerbate caregivers’ burdens, so it was felt that caregivers needed coping strategies in addition to skills for managing dementia symptoms and ADL disorders. The aim of this research was to verify the effects of a trial program of educational support intervention for caregivers of persons with progressive dementia.