- •This article provides a comprehensive research and health care policy agenda for family caregiving in the U.S.
- •A confluence of structural and process barriers impedes effective partnerships between family caregivers and providers of patient care.
- •Optimizing the role of family caregivers will minimally require systematic identification, assessment, and support of family caregivers throughout the care delivery process.
- •Research is needed to develop assessment tools, decision algorithms and procedures for integrating caregivers into existing clinical practices.
- •Payment reforms are needed to motivate health care providers to engage, assess, and support caregivers.
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- Benefit-Finding for Dementia Caregivers Through Cognitive ReappraisalThe American Journal of Geriatric PsychiatryVol. 26Issue 3
- PreviewMany societies are facing the challenge of caring for the increasing number of people with dementia. As well as providing symptomatic treatment to patients, healthcare practitioners have to deal with the needs of family caregivers who are at elevated risk for depression and health problems. Programs to support caregivers to exercise their role in the long term and to reduce the likelihood of adverse health outcomes are urgently needed.1