Caregiver Stress May Lead to Those Living with Dementia Dying Sooner – Video

Caregiver Stress – Dementia patients may die sooner if family caregivers are mentally stressed

From 2007 until 2016, UC Berkeley researchers tracked the mortality of 176 patients and measured the mental health of the family members who took care of them.

Their findings published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, indicate that patients tended by those with depression, anxiety and other symptoms of mental illness typically died sooner than those being looked after by caregivers in good mental health. Caregiver Stress!