Dementia patients' spouses at higher risk

September 2010
Patient Education Management;Sep2010, Vol. 17 Issue 9, p107
Academic Journal
The article reports on the result of the study led by Johns Hopkins University, Utah State University and Duke University which reveals that husbands or wives taking care for spouses with dementia are six times more probably to develop the memory-impairing condition than those whose spouses do not have dementia.


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