“Caregiver stress can shorten dementia patients’ lives” – Futurity.org

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“People with dementia may actually die sooner if their family caregivers are experiencing mental stress, research shows.

“Researchers tracked the mortality of 176 patients with neurodegenerative diseases that are corrosive to brain function from 2007 to 2016. They also measured the mental health of the family members who took care of them.

“The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, indicate that patients tended by caregivers with depression, anxiety, and other symptoms of mental illness typically died about 14 months sooner than those being looked after by caregivers in good mental health.”

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