Cognitive reframing for carers of people with dementia.

@article{VernooijDassen2011CognitiveRF,
  title={Cognitive reframing for carers of people with dementia.},
  author={Myrra Vernooij-Dassen and Irena Draskovic and Jenny M McCleery and Murna Downs},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2011},
  volume={11},
  pages={
          CD005318
        }
}
BACKGROUND The balance of evidence about whether psychosocial interventions for caregivers of people with dementia could reduce carers' psychological morbidity and delay their relatives' institutionalisation is now widely regarded as moderately positive (Brodaty 2003; Spijker 2008. [] Key MethodSEARCH METHODS The trials were identified by searching (5 April 2009) the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group Specialized Register, which contains records from major healthcare databases: The Cochrane…

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