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Informal dementia care: Consequences for caregivers’ health and health care use in 8 European countries

Patrick Bremer, Esther Cabrera, Helena Leino-Kilpi, Connie Lethin, Kai Saks, Caroline Sutcliffe, Maria Soto, Sandra M.G. Zwakhalen and Ansgar Wübker ()

Health Policy, 2015, vol. 119, issue 11, 1459-1471

Abstract: Informal (dementia) care has economic consequences throughout the health care system. Whilst the health and wellbeing of the care recipient might improve, the health of the caregiver might also change, typically for the worse. Therefore, this analysis aims to examine the association between caregiving intensity and caregivers’ health and health care utilization.

Keywords: Dementia; Informal care; Caregivers’ health; Health care utilization; Europe (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2015.09.014

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