They asked whether potentially modifiable caregivers attributes were linked to DI and found that the most significant of these were caregiver burden and depression. They also found an association between low caregiver self-efficacy and DI, and that caregivers with an emotion focused coping style were less likely to report DI. The authors conclude that a multifactoral approach should be taken to reduce symptoms of burden and depression among caregivers.
Dependence and caregiver burden in Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment (2011a)
Self-efficacy for managing dementia may protect against burden and depression in Alzheimer's caregivers(2011c)