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 OJN  Vol.5 No.4 , April 2015
What Do Rural Dementia Caregivers Find Stressful?
Abstract: This study aimed to determine what carers of people with dementia in rural Australia found stressful in their caring role. It was part of a broader mixed methods study exploring carer depression, anxiety and stress and utilisation of formal community support services. The findings suggest that carer stress varies among individuals, but that a predominant source of stress is the unremitting burden experienced when caring for someone with dementia. Improved utilisation of support services in rural areas and tailoring services to individual carers dependent on the source of stress is recommended.
Cite this paper: Ervin, K. , Reid, C. and Moore, S. (2015) What Do Rural Dementia Caregivers Find Stressful?. Open Journal of Nursing, 5, 370-375. doi: 10.4236/ojn.2015.54040.
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