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15 Aug 2022

Caring for a person living with dementia has been linked to increased stress (e.g., emotional, financial) (Gurayah, 2015), high levels of care burden (Pretorius et al., 2009), and that an increase in social-/relational conflict and stressors may result in the declining physical health of the caregiver (Gurayah, 2015).


Gurayah, T. (2015). Caregiving for people with dementia in a rural context in South Africa. South African Family Practice, 57(3), 194–197. https://doi.org/10.1080/20786190.2014.976946

Pretorius, C., Walker, S., & Heyns, P. M. (2009). Sense of coherence amongst male caregivers in dementia: A South African perspective. Dementia, 8(1), 79–94. https://doi.org/10.1177/1471301208099046