Researchers call on dementia carers to take part in online therapy trial

by | Apr 3, 2017 | Carers, Dementia, News

Clive Ballard, professor of age-related diseases at the University of Exeter Medical School and one of the lead investigators on the study, said: “Caring for someone with dementia can be rewarding, but also stressful and frustrating. It can result in anxiety or depression, both in carers and in people with dementia. We need to find effective ways to support carers in looking after their own needs as well as the person they care for.”

Researchers at the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and Alzheimer’s Society are inviting people who care for someone with dementia to take part in a study to investigate the benefits of online therapy. Carers across the UK are invited to sign up to assess how effective an online programme, Caring for Me and You, is in reducing stress, anxiety and depression. For all the details Homecare