Home-Based Program for Older Adults Improves Depression, Relieves Caregiver Stress

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A new home-based program for older adults appears to provide significant health benefit for individuals with depression. In addition, the program also provides substantial stress reduction in family caregivers of dementia patients. Indiana University researchers say the “The Aging Brain Care Medical Home” program demonstrated at least a 50 percent reduction in symptoms in two-thirds of patients with moderately severe depressive symptoms. Symptoms included feeling hopeless, feeling bad about oneself, or having trouble concentrating. Investigators also found the program resulted in a 50 percent reduction in stress symptoms in half

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Published By: Psych Central – Saturday, 20 June, 2015

 

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