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:
- Carer-Patient Relationship(s).
- Dementia Characteristics.
- Demands of Caring.
- Carer Health.
- Carer Emotional Well-Being.
- Support Received.
- Carer Independence.
- Carer Self-Efficacy.
- 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”.
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.