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American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry on caregiving

from American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

The January 2013 AJGP ( is focused on the theme of caregiving for people with dementia under the guest editorship of Ángel Moríñigo, MD, PhD, and includes the following articles:

• A Comparison of psychosocial outcomes in elderly Alzheimer caregivers and noncaregivers. Brent T. Mausbach, PhD, Elizabeth A. Chattillion, BA, Susan K. Roepke, MS, Thomas L. Patterson, PhD, Igor Grant, MD

• Magnitude and causes of bias among family caregivers rating Alzheimer disease patients. Richard Schulz, PhD, Thomas B. Cook, MPH, Scott R. Beach, PhD, Jennifer H. Lingler, PhD, Lynn M. Martire, PhD, Joan K. Monin, PhD, Sara J. Czaja, PhD

• Influence of adherence to a systematic care program for caregivers of dementia patients. Anouk Spijker, MA, Steven Teerenstra, PhD, Hub Wollersheim, PhD, Eddy Adang, PhD, Frans Verhey, MD, PhD, Myrra Vernooij-Dassen, PhD

• The use of formal and informal care in early onset dementia: Results From the NeedYD Study. Christian Bakker, MSc, Marjolein E. de Vugt, PhD, Deliane van Vliet, MSc, Frans R.J. Verhey, MD, PhD, Yolande A. Pijnenburg, MD, PhD, Myrra J.F.J. Vernooij-Dassen, PhD, Raymond T.C.M. Koopmans, MD, PhD

• Too much of a good thing?: Positive religious coping predicts worse diurnal salivary cortisol - Patterns for overwhelmed African American female dementia family caregivers. Marcellus M. Merritt, PhD, T.J. McCallum, PhD

• Caregiver coping strategies predict cognitive and functional decline in dementia: The Cache County - Dementia progression study. JoAnn T. Tschanz, PhD, Kathleen Piercy, PhD, Chris D. Corcoran, ScD, Elizabeth Fauth, PhD, Maria C. Norton, PhD, Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH, Brian T. Tschanz, PhD, M. Scott Deberard, PhD, Christine Snyder, BA, Courtney Smith, BS, Lester Lee, BS, Constantine G. Lyketsos, MD, MHS


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