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Table 4 Care Recipient Symptoms

From: In the Information Age, do dementia caregivers get the information they need? Semi-structured interviews to determine informal caregivers’ education needs, barriers, and preferences

Initial Symptoms [n = 36*] n (%)
 Memory Loss 23 (63.9 %)
 Personality/Mood/Behavior Change 5 (13.9 %)
 Executive Functions 4 (11.1 %)
 Acute/subacute confusion/cognitive impairments 4 (11.1 %)
Most Troubling Symptoms (for Caregiver) [n = 34**]
 Personality/Mood/Behavior Change 20 (58.8 %)
 Memory Loss 9 (26.5 %)
 Safety or getting lost 5 (14.7 %)
  1. *some caregivers reported more than one initial symptom
  2. **some caregivers reported more than most troubling symptom