ERIC Number: EJ430879
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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The Impact of Alzheimer's Disease on the Marital Relationship.
Wright, Lore K.
Gerontologist, v31 n2 p224-37 Apr 1991
Compared 30 caregiver-Alzheimer's afflicted spouse dyads with 17 healthy married couples. Found caregivers differed significantly from well-group spouses on companionship and total marital quality. Only 27 percent of Alzheimer's couples versus 82 percent of well couples were sexually active. Caregivers evidenced adaptation and control; afflicted spouses tended to deny problems and had distorted perceptions of interactions with caregiver spouses. (Author/PVV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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