Supporting Carers of People with Dementia: What is effective?

Graham Jackson, Debbie Browne

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Abstract

Carer stress is well documented, especially in those caring for individuals with dementia. A recommendation of all national dementia strategies is to provide excellent support and information to informal carers of people with dementia. NICE guidance suggests that a range of tailored interventions, including psychological input, psychoeducation and training courses, should be offered to reduce caregiver burden and stress, although good-quality outcome-based evidence is lacking. On the basis of a narrative review of the literature, we describe individual and multicomponent carer support packages and discuss their evidence base, reflecting on outcomes for carers. Multicomponent interventions have the best evidence for effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBJPsych Advances
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2017

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