Caregivers of people with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) show higher levels of burden than do those caring for people with Alzheimer disease.1,2 This almost certainly reﬂects several factors, including symptoms of the patient, rate of disease progression,3 caregiver depression,3,4 or coping style. Moreover, caregivers often ﬁnd themselves deprived of specialist care in the community, and most programs, when available, focus on memory problems, which are less relevant in FTD. Despite emergent literature and clinical relevance, no studies, to our knowledge, have explored caregiver interventions to reduce burden and enhance coping skills in FTD. To address this gap, the current study aimed to verify the utility of a speciﬁc intervention in FTD caregivers, based on an adapted Canadian program targeting problem solving, reframing, and seeking support.5 Primary outcomes were reduction of caregiver burden and reaction to patient behavior; secondary outcomes were decreasing caregiver depression, anxiety, stress, and changing coping strategy where necessary.
Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research
Choose a citation style from the tabs below