Caregivers of Individuals with Dementia

dementiaPerhaps the largest body of empirical research on interventions for caregivers has been conducted with caregivers of persons with dementia. Research on the effectiveness of interventions with this population has been quite prolific, yielding multiple programs that psychologists can follow. A white paper, Translating Innovation to Impact: Evidence-based interventions to support people with Alzheimer’s Disease and their caregivers at home and in the community (Alliance for Aging Research/Administration on Aging) provides features of 44 evidence-based behavioral (non-pharmacological) treatments and care practices for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers.

A limited set (non-comprehensive) of evidence based programs are described in this briefcase, including: