Medscape July 27, 2021
A dyadic telehealth intervention to help people with dementia and their caregivers can achieve outcomes similar to those of traditional, in-person approaches. The program combines information, education, and skills training to help participants overcome specific challenges.
“It focuses on individualized problem solving and is tailored to the needs of the person. The focus is not just on educating caregivers, but working on strategies to maintain independence in the person with dementia and support them to remain active and engaged,” said Kate Laver, PhD, who presented the study at the annual meeting of the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. Laver is an associate professor in the College of Medicine and Public Health at Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia.
The program is...