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Implications for practice
The START (STrAtegies for RelaTives) intervention is easy to administrate, cost-effective and likely to enhance psychological well-being of family carers of people with dementia.
Training and monitoring of START therapists will be important when implemented by local mental health services.
Future research should evaluate carers’ increased positive behaviours as well as a reduction of psychological symptoms.
Dementia is a worldwide health priority. In the UK, many people with dementia live at home and are supported mainly by their family carers. Well-being of carers is crucial to maintain the quality of life of people with dementia. Depression, anxiety and other psychological …
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