Caregiving Spouse Of Recovering Stroke Patient May Have Increased Risk Of Emotional Distress, Depression.

HealthDay (6/27, Preidt) reports research suggests that “if your spouse has a stroke, and the two of you disagree about the rate of recovery, your own health might suffer.” Investigators found that “the caregiving spouse is at increased risk for emotional distress and depression if the couple has different perceptions of the post-stroke progress.” The researchers came to this conclusion after studying “35 couples in which one spouse had suffered a stroke within the past three years.” The findings were published online in Aging & Mental Health.

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— “After Stroke, Spouse May Also Need Care,” Robert Priedt, HealthDay, June 26, 2014.

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