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Authors

  1. Corey Magan, Kristin PhD
  2. McCurry, Mary K. PhD
  3. Sethares, Kristen A. PhD
  4. Bourbonniere, Meg PhD
  5. Meghani, Salimah H. PhD
  6. Hirschman, Karen B. PhD

Abstract

Presently, there is a dearth of theoretical models to guide research on the population of former dementia caregivers. The purpose of this article is to describe the development of the Post-caregiving Health Model and its potential for generating a more nuanced understanding of the health of family caregivers following the death of a care recipient with dementia. The model highlights the impact of personal and environmental characteristics, appraisal, coping, and emotion on long-term health outcomes in this population and offers a viable framework for studying long-term health outcomes among caregivers following the care recipient's death.