publication . Doctoral thesis . 2016

Mediators and Moderators of Dementia Caregiver Depression and CVD Risk Outcomes in the Pleasant Events Program

Ho, Jennefer S.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Rationale: Alzheimer’s disease caregivers demonstrate significant elevations in depression compared with noncaregivers. Addressing caregiver depression is of high public health importance due to its ties with overall wellbeing, increased risk for cardiovascular diseases (CVD), and ability to sustain caregiving duties. Improving caregiver mental and physical health may not only decrease healthcare costs, but it may also delay institutionalization of Alzheimer’s disease patients. Despite existing behavioral interventions to address caregiver depression and physical health issues, little is known regarding which interventions to recommend based on individual caregi...
Subjects
free text keywords: Clinical psychology, behavioral activation, cardiovascular, depression, intervention, mediator, moderator
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