Personalised Carer Support: Effectiveness of Psychosocial Interventions for Carers of People with Dementia (International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)


This systematic review examined the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions for carer subgroups, looking in particular into the personal characteristics of those carers of people with dementia for whom psychosocial interventions appear to be effective.

The most positive effects of such interventions were found in carers of people with a “dementia not otherwise specified” diagnosis and in the case of female carers. Examples of positive outcomes included decreased depression and improved self-efficacy.

This study points out that relatively little research has been conducted yet into which specific psychosocial interventions are effective for different subgroups of carers of people with dementia

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Van Mierlo, LD. Meiland, FJ. [and] Van der Roest, HG. [et al] (2011). Personalised caregiver support: effectiveness of psychosocial interventions in subgroups of caregivers of people with dementia. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 2011, Vol.27(1), pp.1-14. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).

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