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Neuropsychiatric symptoms as a predictor of caregiver burden in Alzheimer’s disease

Authors Ricardo F Allegri, Diego Sarasola, Cecilia M Serrano, Fernando E Taragano, Raúl L Arizaga, Judith Butman, Leandro Loñ

Published 15 March 2006 Volume 2006:2(1) Pages 105—110

Ricardo F Allegri1,2, Diego Sarasola2, Cecilia M Serrano1,2, Fernando E Taragano2, Raúl L Arizaga3, Judith Butman1,2, Leandro Loñ1,2
1Memory Research Laboratory, Zubizarreta Hospital, GCBA Buenos Aires, Argentina; 2CEMIC University Institute, Buenos Aires, Argentina; 3Neurology Department, Ramos Mejia Hospital, GCBA Buenos Aires, Argentina
Aims: Patients with Alzheimer’s disease need assistance and supervision of their daily activities. They survive for protracted periods of time, placing an extensive burden of care on the caregiver prior to the patient’s death. The present study addressed the predictive value of behavior-related burden on Alzheimer’s disease caregivers.
Keywords: caregivers, caregiver burden, Alzheimer’s, behavior, neuropsychiatric

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