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).
Dr Michelle Kelly