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Engaging communities in evidence-based interventions for dementia caregivers


Stevens, Alan B., Lancer, Kevin, Smith, Emily R., Allen, Lisa, McGhee, Richard


Family & Community Health, Volume: 32, No.: 1 Suppl, Pages.: S83-S92

Year of Publication



Caring for a family member with dementia is associated with unique stressors and burdens related to caregiving. Delivering interventions with proven efficacy to dementia caregivers remains a challenge because of the complexity of providing psychosocial support and skills training for caregivers within current models of formal healthcare services. This article focuses on implementation research and presents a dementia caregiver model program that merges an evidence-based intervention with a proven volunteer program, resulting in the implementation research program called Support Teams for Caregivers. In this article, we delineate our implementation model, describe the program, and present a case study.;

Bibtex Citation

@article{Stevens_2009, doi = {10.1097/01.fch.0000342843.28477.72}, url = {}, year = 2009, month = {jan}, publisher = {Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health)}, volume = {32}, number = {Supplement}, pages = {S83--S92}, author = {Alan B. Stevens and Kevin Lancer and Emily R. Smith and Lisa Allen and Richard McGhee}, title = {Engaging Communities in Evidence-based Interventions for Dementia Caregivers}, journal = {Family {&} Community Health} }


adaptation psychological, caregivers, dementia, humans, organization administration, quality of life, social support, social work

Countries of Study


Types of Dementia

Dementia (general / unspecified)

Type of Interventions

Intervention for Carers

Carer Focussed Interventions

Training programmes / workshops including behavioural training