Family carers of people with dementia take on many complex, often physically and emotionally challenging tasks to support their family member with dementia. These can lead to significant levels of anxiety, depression and stress.

People in regional, rural and remote regions of Australia face unique challenges in terms of accessing dementia care. Geographical isolation introduces difficulty with accessing local services, and ageing carers and other factors make it difficult to travel greater distances to access assessment and support services.

Our project will look at whether an 8 session program for the family carer helps relieve some of the stress associated with caring for someone with dementia. We will offer this program either in the psychology clinic or via videoconferencing (telehealth).

Researchers 

Dr Michelle Kelly

Research Area 
Project type 
Project Grant
Year of funding 
2017