Skip to content

Toggle service links

You are here

  1. Home
  2. Night respite care: relieving the burden on people caring for relatives with dementia

Night respite care: relieving the burden on people caring for relatives with dementia

There are few published reports of night-time respite care for people with dementia. The authors review the literature on effectiveness of respite care and report on an audit of the Bexley ACE Night Centre. Night-time respite care is well received by carers who say that it helps them cope better and for longer with relatives who have dementia. Many carers say they would be willing to pay for the service if it were not free. They argue that models of very brief night-time respite should be developed further and researched more fully as they meet an important need of carers. 

Additional Titles
Nursing Older People
Original source (some source materials require subscription or permission to access)

Key Information

Type of Reference
Jour
ISBN/ISSN
1472-0795
Resource Database
Hmic
Publication Year
2001
Issue Number
3
Volume Number
13
Start Page
14-15
Language
English