Effectiveness of respite care in supporting informal caregivers of persons with dementia: a systematic review

  title={Effectiveness of respite care in supporting informal caregivers of persons with dementia: a systematic review},
  author={S. Vandepitte and N. Van Den Noortgate and K. Putman and S. Verhaeghe and C. Verdonck and L. Annemans},
  journal={International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry},
  pages={1277 - 1288}
  • S. Vandepitte, N. Van Den Noortgate, +3 authors L. Annemans
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Supporting informal caregivers of persons with dementia is considered to be an effective strategy for improving the well‐being of caregivers and care recipients and for delaying nursing home placement. Although considerable research has been conducted to investigate the effectiveness of psychoeducational interventions, cognitive behavioral therapy, and occupational therapy, research into the effectiveness of respite care is rare. This systematic review aims to investigate the effectiveness of… CONTINUE READING
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