High prevalence of anxiety symptoms in spouses of demented persons
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Comparing to depression only few studies have been focusing at anxiety symptoms among carers of persons suffering from dementia. In this study we have compared anxiety among 76 spouses of patients in a mild to moderate stage of dementia, recruited from seven memory clinics in Norway, with 98 geriatric in-patients acutely admitted to a geriatric ward due to a serious somatic condition and 68 healthy controls recruited from citizen centres in Oslo.
This paper was presented at the 27th International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International in London, March 2012.