Researchers Seek 1,500 Dementia Carers

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Researchers Seek 1,500 Dementia Carers

To study the toll of carers of dementia patients presently, Griffith University researchers are urging all such helpers to contact the University officials, enabling them to put a number of the servers in the field.

The above recommendations have come from Dr. Siobhan O'Dwyer, according to whom, most of the dementia patients are being taken care of by their spouses or other family members. Thus, in order to count a toll of all such helpers and their experiences suggesting the coping mechanism with all such dementia patients, researchers are seeking dementia caretakers.

"The purpose of this research is actually to put some numbers around these things, particularly around depression and anxiety. We are aiming for about 1,500 carers so we can get a good grip on the numbers", she said.

Researchers have started looking for 1,500 family and spousal caregivers, who are taking care of their affected relatives or the loved one across Australia to start an in-depth study of their experiences and their coping mechanism. The survey is expected to end in December and its findings will be released early next year, highlighting the number that is presently serving the existing dementia patients in the region.

Regarding the new study, Professor Wendy Moyle and Dr. Siobhan O'Dwyer of Griffith University's Research Centre for Clinical and Community Practice Innovation said that this new research is basically an extensive investigation to learn more about physical as well as mental health of people, who are taking care of a dementia patient.

Undoubtedly caretakers of all such patients are not only physically but mentally also supporting the person with dementia and this is what stands vital for care and support for people with dementia.


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