Monday, March 20, 2006

AOT eases caregiver burden

The burden on caregivers is tremendous. A new study showed that spouses died at a greater rate following hospitalization or death of an ill partner, and that people whose spouses have mental disease are more likely to die - both immediately after their spouses are first hospitalized and in the long term.

The good news is that assisted outpatient treatment significantly improves caregiver strain.