Handbook on Dementia Caregiving: Evidence-Based Interventions for Family Caregivers
This collection provides a comprehensive analysis of intervention approaches to dementia caregiving. It reviews the existing knowledge and provides a conceptual framework for organizing caregiver interventions of all types. Of special interest is the design of an intervention study for a culturally diverse community. The volume concludes with a discussion of how to translate intervention research into public policy, with an assessment of the future of caregiving and caregiving intervention research.
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It might be taking care of a person's finances, arranging for outside services, or
visiting regularly to see how they are doing. ... Another major advantage is that
this survey is large enough to include both dementia and nondementia
Evidence-Based Interventions for Family Caregivers Richard Schulz, PhD. suffer
more negative effects, such as increased depression and anxiety levels, than
nondementia caregivers (Hooker et al., 1998; Moritz, Kasl, & Berkman, 1989).
Evidence-Based Interventions for Family Caregivers Richard Schulz, PhD.
TABLE 1.1 (continued) Dementia status Demographic variable Dementia
Nondementia Statistic Employment status Full- or part-time 61.6 68.3 X*(2, N=
TABLE 1.2 Means of Caregiving Involvement Characteristics for Dementia and
Nondementia Caregivers Caregiver involvement characteristic Dementia
Nondementia t-test Duration of care 5.10 5.07 t(1429) = .056, n.s. (years) (1.28) (
In addition to having less time for other family, dementia caregivers were more
inclined than nondementia caregivers to perceive that other family members
were not doing their fair share (59.4% v. 74.1%) of caregiving and to report a
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4 The Pragmatics of Implementing Intervention Studies in the Community
5 Development and Implementation of Intervention Strategies for Culturally Diverse Caregiving Populations
6 Measurement Issues in Intervention Research
Why and How Does Intervention Work?
Translating Research into Practice
Implications for Intervention Research
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