Problem behavior of dementia patients predicts low-grade hypercoagulability in spousal caregivers

von Känel, Roland; Mausbach, Brent T; Dimsdale, Joel E; Mills, Paul J; Patterson, Thomas L; Ancoli-Israel, Sonia; Ziegler, Michael G; Roepke, Susan K; Allison, Matthew; Grant, Igor (2010). Problem behavior of dementia patients predicts low-grade hypercoagulability in spousal caregivers. Journals of gerontology. Series A - biological sciences and medical sciences, 65(9), pp. 1004-11. Cary, N.C.: Oxford University Press 10.1093/gerona/glq073

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Low-grade hypercoagulability might be one pathway to explain how the chronic stress of dementia caregiving increases cardiovascular disease risk, but the specific aspects of caregiver stress that elicit hypercoagulability are elusive. We hypothesized that dementia patients' problem behaviors and negative reactions of caregivers to these behaviors would relate to hypercoagulability in caregivers.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurology > Centre of Competence for Psychosomatic Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

von Känel, Roland

ISSN:

1079-5006

Publisher:

Oxford University Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:10

Last Modified:

27 Apr 2018 10:05

Publisher DOI:

10.1093/gerona/glq073

PubMed ID:

20484338

Web of Science ID:

000280906100012

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.1477

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/1477 (FactScience: 203147)

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