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Aging Clinical and Experimental Research

, Volume 31, Issue 12, pp 1847–1848 | Cite as

“Mood, lifestyle and cardiovascular risk factors among older caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s disease dementia: a case–control study”: a letter in response

  • Kohei KajiwaraEmail author
  • Jun Kako
  • Hiroko Noto
Letter to the Editor
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Keywords

Caregiver Alzheimer’s disease Dementia Cardiovascular risk 

Notes

Funding

This study did not receive external funding.

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

This project did not constitute research. Therefore, ethics committee approval was not required.

Informed consent

This project did not constitute research. Therefore, informed consent was not required.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Nursing Science, Graduate School of Biomedical and Health SciencesHiroshima UniversityHiroshimaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Health Science, Graduate School of Medical SciencesKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

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