‘In this together’ or ‘Going it alone’: Spousal dyad approaches to Alzheimer’s – Journal of Aging Studies

Highlights Spousal dyads divided into I/Me and We/Us in their approaches to their situations. Relationship satisfaction, cognitive or functional ability, and anxiety, depression and burden were similar in both groups. Carers in We/Us dyads expressed more positive aspects of caregiving than those with an I/Me outlook. Mutual compassion, a characteristic of the We/Us approach, may … [Read More] ‘In this together’ or ‘Going it alone’: Spousal dyad approaches to Alzheimer’s – Journal of Aging Studies

Closer caregiver and care-recipient relationships predict lower informal costs of dementia care: The Cache County Dementia Progression Study – Alzheimer’s & Dementia:

ABSTRACT Introduction: Identifying factors associated with lower dementia care costs is essential. We examined whether two caregiver factors were associated with lower costs of informal care. Methods: A total of 271 care dyads of the Cache County Dementia Study were included. Estimates of informal costs were based on caregiver reports of time spent in care-related activities and … [Read More] Closer caregiver and care-recipient relationships predict lower informal costs of dementia care: The Cache County Dementia Progression Study – Alzheimer’s & Dementia:

Positive Expectations Regarding Aging Linked to More New Friends in Later Life – Journals of Gerontology

ABSTRACT Objectives. Negative perceptions of aging can be self-fulfilling prophecies, predicting worse cognitive and physical outcomes. Although older adults are portrayed as either lonely curmudgeons or perfect grandparents, little research addresses how perceptions of aging relate to social outcomes. We considered whether more positive expectations about aging encourage older adults to maintain or bolster their … [Read More] Positive Expectations Regarding Aging Linked to More New Friends in Later Life – Journals of Gerontology

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