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Effects of Adult Day Care on Daily Stress of Caregivers: A Within-Person Approach

Journal Article
January 1, 2011

This article discusses how adult day service programs can help alleviate the stress of family members who provide care to elders with dementia. Elders who spent time spent in adult day services exhibited better behavior when they returned home, thus reducing stressors among their family caregivers.

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Key Takeaways

This study suggests that adult day service use benefits both family caregivers and individuals with dementia.
Service programs can increase family caregiver involvement and explore their activities’ therapeutic potential.
Activities can improve behaviors and sleep for individuals with dementia without pharmaceutical side effects.

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