Respite services: enhancing the quality of daily life for caregivers and persons with dementia
Many family caregivers are going far beyond their abilities and circumstances trying to be the best possible caregivers. This is a very commendable goal. Unfortunately, many of these caregivers are risking their own personal well-being and sometimes their family life in the process. Many caregivers are not fully aware of the short and longer term consequences of doing it all alone because they are overwhelmed with managing their daily tasks and responsibilities.
Geriatrics & Aging
Lund, D. A., Wright, S. D., & Caserta, M. S. (2005). Respite services: enhancing the quality of daily life for caregivers and persons with dementia. Geriatrics and Aging, 8(4), 60-5. April.