“Caregiver Burden and Depression: Caring for Those Who Care for Others”
The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of support group intervention for primary caregivers of a person with dementia or similar cognitive impairment.
Behavioral - UCF Caregiver Support Group
The intervention will be a 90 minute group session, once a week, for a period of 6 consecutive weeks. The intervention will teach caregivers specific behavioral techniques for managing care recipients' symptoms in the home environment and encourage caregiver self-care.
Behavioral - Community Support Groups
Comparison group members will come from local community support groups, which typically include components of social support and limited psychoeducation, and are relatively unstructured.
Caregiver Burden and Depression: Caring for Those Who Care for Others