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A prompt and practical on-site support programme for family caregivers of persons with dementia: a preliminary uncontrolled interventional study

Despite the abundance of randomized clinical trial interventions for family caregivers (FCs) who look after persons with dementia, the extent to which these findings can be effectively implemented in a real‐world clinical setting is questionable.1 Indeed, a prompt and practical support programme for real clinical settings would benefit FCs, especially given the long hours that they spend caregiving,2 but few studies have investigated easily implemented support programmes for FCs.

Therefore, the objectives of this study were two‐fold: (i) to explore the possibility of nurses providing prompt and practical support to ‘high‐risk’ FCs who require some assistance on days when they visit a memory clinic; and (ii) to investigate whether such prompt albeit brief support would reduce the extent of subjective burden among FCs.

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Key Information

Type of Reference
Jour
Type of Work
Journal article
Publisher
Wiley-blackwell
ISBN/ISSN
1479-8301
Publication Year
2018
Issue Number
6
Journal Titles
Psychogeriatrics
Volume Number
18
Start Page
476
End Page
478