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Caregiver Burden and Depression

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Caregiver Burden and Depression: Caring for Those Who Care for Others

The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of support group intervention for primary caregivers of a person with dementia or similar cognitive impairment.

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Behavioral - UCF Caregiver Support Group

The intervention will be a 90 minute group session, once a week, for a period of 6 consecutive weeks. The intervention will teach caregivers specific behavioral techniques for managing care recipients' symptoms in the home environment and encourage caregiver self-care.

Behavioral - Community Support Groups

Comparison group members will come from local community support groups, which typically include components of social support and limited psychoeducation, and are relatively unstructured.

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Caregiver Burden and Depression: Caring for Those Who Care for Others

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NCT02690896

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