Patients with dementia and their carers in general practice
In 2004, 6.5% of Australians over 65 years of age were estimated to have dementia and the prevalence of dementia is rising asa result of ouraging population. There is evidence to show that carer wellbeing is important for the wellbeing of the patient. Increasing burden of care may lead to depression, anxiety, and more frequent physical illness in the carer, and earlier institutionalisation of patients
Bridges-Webb, C., Giles, B., Speechly, C., Zurynski, Y. & Hiramanek, N. (2006). Patients with dementia and their carers in general practice. Australian Family Physician, 35 (11), 923-924.