|Title||Depression worsens over time for older caregivers of newly diagnosed dementia patients|
|Publication Type||Newspaper Article|
|Year of Publication||2020|
|City||Ann Arbor, MI|
|Keywords||Alzheimer disease, Caregivers, Dementia, depression|
Caring for a partner or spouse with a new diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or related dementia is associated with a 30% increase in depressive symptoms, compared to older adults who don’t have a spouse with dementia—and these symptoms are sustained over time, a new University of Michigan study found.