Studies have provided promising findings about the impact of psychosocial interventions for older adult carers and carers of people with dementia.
This review aims to add to the substantive knowledge base by updating the literature published between 2005 and 2011.
It particularly highlights developments in knowledge about the processes of change within psychological interventions, and identifies a growth in studies that focus on interventions that are technology-based.
It summarises 10 findings and recommendations and makes suggestions for future research.
Exploring the role of counselling in improving the lives of older people, and promoting the value of talking therapies to this group, is a priority for BACP.
Therapy can help those who care for loved ones with dementia
Barbara Windsor's husband Scott Mitchell says he has regular therapy following her diagnosis with Alzheimer's