chapter  37
Health economic aspects of dementia
ByAnders A. Wimo, Linus Jönsson, Bengt Winblad
Pages 17

Informal carers (mostly spouses or children) are of great importance in dementia care. An informal carer is oen part of a ‘dementia family’. In that sense, their situation can be analysed in terms of burden, quality of life, coping,

stress, social network and morbidity (Max et al., 1995; Jansson et al., 1998; Schulz and Beach, 1999; Wimo et al., 1999b; Almberg et al., 2000; Etters et al., 2008; Raccichini et al., 2009; Muangpaisan et al., 2010).