Review of Factors Influencing Carers’ Quality of Life (Alzheimer’s and Dementia)

Summary

A review of literature on the factors likely to influence the quality of life for family carers of people with dementia discovered ten broad themes:

  1. Demographics.
  2. Carer-Patient Relationship(s).
  3. Dementia Characteristics.
  4. Demands of Caring.
  5. Carer Health.
  6. Carer Emotional Well-Being.
  7. Support Received.
  8. Carer Independence.
  9. Carer Self-Efficacy.
  10. Future Orientation.

“There is a clear need for more cross-cultural research. The lack of an established and psychometrically sound condition-specific measure of QOL for carers of people with dementia is a clear gap in the evidence base”.

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Reference

Farina, N. Page, TE. [and] Daley, S. (2017). Factors associated with the quality of life of family carers of people with dementia: a systematic review. Alzheimer’s and Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association. May 2017; 13(5): 572-581.

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