Factors Associated With Psychological Wellbeing in Home Care Older Adults With Alzheimer's Disease: A Longitudinal Analysis.

TitleFactors Associated With Psychological Wellbeing in Home Care Older Adults With Alzheimer's Disease: A Longitudinal Analysis.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of PublicationForthcoming
AuthorsGuo, Y, Shi, J
JournalJournal of Applied Gerontology: the official journal of the gerontology society
Pagination7334648241231406
ISSN Number1552-4523
KeywordsAlzheimer’s disease and mental health, home care, Psychosocial
Abstract

The long-term symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease pose significant challenges to the psychological wellbeing of patients. This longitudinal study aims to analyze the effects of socioeconomic factors and physical health factors on the psychological wellbeing of older patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease (AD) receiving home care, as well as the moderating role of aging and care support in influencing their psychological wellbeing. Data from the Health and Retirement Study ( = 628 older Alzheimer's patients) were analyzed using pooled ordinary least squares fixed-effects models. Findings suggest that Alzheimer's patients' psychological wellbeing was significantly affected by factors including cohabitation, gender, assistance frequency, age, education, and daily activity challenges, with assistance and increasing age mitigating some daily difficulties. The findings underline the multifactorial nature of psychological wellbeing among older Alzheimer's patients in home care and the critical role of social and physical health determinants in shaping these outcomes.

DOI10.1177/07334648241231406
Citation Key13746
PubMed ID38311959