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Is caregiver depression associated with more emergency department visits by patients with dementia?

20:00 EDT 7 Jul 2019 | AAAS

(JAMA Network) An observational study of 663 caregivers and the patients with dementia they care for suggests caregiver depression is associated with increased emergency department visits for their patients. A total of 84 caregivers had depression at the study start and it was associated with an increase in rates of emergency department use by patients after accounting for a number of other potential mitigating factors including patient age and the severity of dementia.

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