Efficacy of behavioral interventions for dementia caregivers.

  title={Efficacy of behavioral interventions for dementia caregivers.},
  author={Carol J. Farran and David W. Gilley and Judith J. McCann and Julia L. Bienias and David A. Lindeman and Denis A. Evans},
  journal={Western journal of nursing research},
  volume={29 8},
Behavioral symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, particularly agitation, appear to be a major contributing factor to the emotional distress exhibited by family caregivers. Psychosocial interventions have been shown to reduce caregiver emotional distress, but few studies have examined the efficacy of these interventions with caregivers exposed to high levels of dementia-related behavioral symptoms. The purpose of this study is to test the efficacy of a caregiver skill building intervention in… CONTINUE READING