Occupational therapy for caregivers of people with dementia: a review of the United Kingdom literature

Laura Hall, Dawn Skelton

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Abstract

Caring for a family member with dementia is associated with a wide range of challenges. The national strategy for caregivers highlights the growing need for health professionals to provide support to caregivers of people with dementia. This review aimed to identify the evidence and current role of occupational therapists in supporting caregivers of people with dementia in the community. All relevant research databases were systematically searched to identify relevant United Kingdom articles. The inclusion criteria included: dated 1999-2010, English language, community based and considered impact of intervention on carer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-288
Number of pages8
JournalBritish Journal of Occupational Therapy
Volume75
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

Keywords

  • occupational therapy
  • carers
  • dementia

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