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Introduction: Assistive technology and telecare (ATT) may alleviate psychological burden in informal caregivers of people with dementia. This study assessed the impact of ATT on informal caregivers' burden and psychological well-being. Methods: Individuals with dementia and their informal caregivers were recruited to a randomized-controlled trial assessing effectiveness of ATT. Caregivers were allocated to two groups according to their cared-for person's randomization to a full or basic package of ATT and were assessed on caregiver burden, state anxiety, and depression. Caregivers' data from three assessments over 6 months of the trial were analyzed. Results: No significant between- or within-group differences at any time point on caregivers' burden, anxiety, and depression levels were found. Discussion: Full ATT for people with dementia did not impact caregivers' psychological outcomes compared to basic ATT. The length of follow up was restricted to 6 months.

Original publication

DOI

10.1002/trc2.12064

Type

Journal article

Journal

Alzheimers dement (n y)

Publication Date

2020

Volume

6

Keywords

assistive technology, caregiver burden, dementia, informal caregiver, mental health, telecare