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Greater risk of dementia when spouse has dementia? The Cache County study.

Authors
  • Norton, Maria C
  • Smith, Ken R
  • Østbye, Truls
  • Tschanz, JoAnn T
  • Corcoran, Chris
  • Schwartz, Sarah
  • Piercy, Kathleen W
  • Rabins, Peter V
  • Steffens, David C
  • Skoog, Ingmar
  • Breitner, John C S
  • Welsh-Bohmer, Kathleen A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
May 01, 2010
Volume
58
Issue
5
Pages
895–900
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2010.02806.x
PMID: 20722820
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The chronic and often severe stress associated with dementia caregiving may exert substantial risk for the development of dementia in spouse caregivers. Additional (not mutually exclusive) explanations for findings are discussed.

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