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A coping programme for family carers of people with dementia: economic evidence

Martin Knapp, Klara Lorenz, Adelina Comas-Herrera, Gill Livingston, Michela Tinelli, Danielle Guy 2019


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Summary

KEY POINTS

  • The START coping programme helps to reduce depression and anxiety in family carers of a person living with dementia without increasing costs.
  • The programme is cost-effective and offers value for money for the health and social care system.
  • Longer-term follow-up evidence is needed to see if the START coping programme delays the admission of people living with dementia to care homes, given encouraging short-term findings.
Authors Martin Knapp, Klara Lorenz, Adelina Comas-Herrera, Gill Livingston, Michela Tinelli, Danielle Guy
Published 2019

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