2015 NADRC: Training Family Caregivers on Skills for Behavioral Symptoms (PDF) (Oct 2015)

2015 NADRC:
Training Family Caregivers on Skills for Behavioral Symptoms

This paper describes a variety of approaches designed to support caregivers of people with dementia to effectively address BPSD. Effective psychosocial interventions that improve self-efficacy and empower the caregiver to address BPSD are essential to maximize the quality of life for both people with dementia and their caregivers. Psychosocial interventions may be designed for use by formal care staff or by informal or family caregivers in the home environment. It cannot be assumed that interventions used by professional staff in institutional settings will work similarly when used by family caregivers at home.
Also: Training: program, programs, education, activity, activities, curriculum, health professional, staff, family; Caregiver(s): care giver(s), caregiving, family caregiver(s), spouse caregiver(s), informal, formal, professional, health personnel, healthcare facilities; Behavior: symptoms, mechanisms, moderate, early-stage, late-stage, non-pharmacological, non-pharmacologic, evidenced-based, evidence based, NYUCI, REACH, II, EPIC, BRI Care Consultation, RDAD, R-DAD, Coping with Caregiving, Savvy Caregiving, STAR-C, Partners in Dementia Care, Cleveland Alzheimer’s Managed Care Demonstration, Tailored Activities, Music & Memory, Skills2Care