Specific Approaches

Caregiver interventions typically target a particular population, such as caregivers of individuals with dementia or parents of seriously mentally ill adults. Although many common factors exist in interventions, specific populations often benefit from distinct interventions which address their particular needs.

Caregivers for military Veterans suffering from traumatic brain injury and caregivers of older adults with dementia face quite different challenges even though the core issues and the changes necessary to undertake care responsibility may be similar.

The following populations are the focus of particular interventions: