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The use of Internet technology for psychoeducation and support with dementia caregivers


Hayden, Lisa J., Glynn, Shirley M., Hahn, Theodore J., Randall, Frychettya, Randolph, Eugenia


Psychological Services, Volume: 9, No.: 2, Pages.: 215-218

Year of Publication



A large randomized trial evaluated the benefits of online education, support, and self-care promotion for caregivers of persons with dementia. Anecdotal reports from participants indicated enjoyment of the materials, convenient access from home, and support from professionals and other caregivers. A substantial number of screened caregivers experienced obstacles of access, cost, and time regarding use of technology. Telephone options are being explored, and future caregiving generations are expected to have increased exposure and willingness to use computer technology, such as the program described here.;

Bibtex Citation

@article{Hayden_2012, doi = {10.1037/a0027056}, url = {}, year = 2012, publisher = {American Psychological Association ({APA})}, volume = {9}, number = {2}, pages = {215--218}, author = {Lisa J. Hayden and Shirley M. Glynn and Theodore J. Hahn and Frychettya Randall and Eugenia Randolph}, title = {The use of Internet technology for psychoeducation and support with dementia caregivers.}, journal = {Psychological Services} }


adult, aged, aged, 80 and over, california, caregivers, dementia, education, female, humans, internet, male, middle aged, nursing, online, psychology, self care, self efficacy, social support, technology, united states, veterans, young adult

Countries of Study


Types of Study

Randomised Controlled Trial

Type of Outcomes

Satisfaction with care/services

Type of Interventions

Intervention for Carers

Carer Focussed Interventions

Information and Advice, Other, Signposting / Brokerage