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For family of dementia patients, adult day care can help
By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Regularly using adult day care services for a family member with dementia may help reduce stress for caregivers, a new study suggests. “Caring for someone with dementia often involves high levels of daily stress,” Steven H. Zarit said. “This amount of stress exerts wear-and-tear on the body.” Zarit led the new study at The Pennsylvania State University in University Park. Some researchers have thought that adult day care may actually increase stress, because of the extra effort of getting the person ready to go in the morning and transitioning back in the evening.