Caring for caregivers after a stroke

Chantal F. Ski, David J. Castle, Nicola T. Lautenschlager, Gaye Moore, David, R. Thompson

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Abstract

Stroke usually occurs in the latter years of life, is sudden and all too often unexpected and unforgiving. When non-fatal, stroke, the second leading cause of disability after dementia, is nearly always disabling (World Health Organization (WHO), 2011). Due to common ensuing physical and cognitive impairments, many stroke survivors are unable to care for themselves in the following weeks, months, and possibly years (Lutz et al., 2011). Thus, the caregiver role is instant and often long-term with no or very little time to adapt to the many, varied and immediate challenges.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
JournalInternational Psychogeriatrics
Volume27
Issue number1
Early online date10 Nov 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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