Is Dementia-Specific Caregiving Compared With Non-Dementia Caregiving Associated With Physical Difficulty Among Caregivers for Community-Dwelling Adults?

Dementia and Occupational Therapy - Home caregiver and senior adult woman

The purpose of this study was to identify whether dementia caregiving is associated with physical difficulty among informal caregivers. Authors recommended that “Future studies should identify strategies to mitigate the physical demands on dementia caregivers. Early monitoring of caregivers’ self-rated health, depressive symptoms, and pain may identify those more likely to experience physical difficulty.”