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.