Online Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for family carers of people with dementia: A feasibility study of a new mode of delivery (iACT4CARERS)

This research project funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) was carried out in the UK and completed in 2021.

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What challenges are we facing today?

Although providing support to a loved one with dementia is often accompanied with positive experiences, it can be hard at times. Research shows that family carers of people with dementia are much more likely to be depressed or anxious than other carers or non-carers and therefore need support with their mental health. Unfortunately, family carers are currently under-provided for by NHS psychological services. Some carers are unable to travel or do not have access to skilled therapists; for others, finding someone else to look after the person with dementia while the carer attends psychological services is difficult.

How is this project going to address challenges we are facing today?

What is ACT?

What design and methods will be used?

Patient and public involvement (PPI)

What is the plan for the dissemination of the project results?

Information: This page presents independent research funded by the NIHR under its Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme (Grant Reference Number PB-PG-0418-20001). The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.

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