ERIC Number: EJ393296
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of the Caregiving Networks of Dependent Elderly Individuals Who Are Lucid and Those Who Are Demented.
Birkel, Richard C.; Jones, Constance J.
Gerontologist, v29 n1 p114-19 Feb 1989
Compared caregiving networks of demented and lucid older adults. Found that demented individuals were cared for mostly by household members while lucid individuals received primarily extra-household assistance. Demented subjects received fewer hours of care from outside the household and from formal providers. Findings suggest that, in cases of dementia, the household is likely to be key caregiving unit. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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