University of Worcester Worcester Research and Publications

Systematic Review of Services Providing Information and/or Advice to People with Dementia and/or Their Caregivers.

Corbett, A., Stevens, J., Aarsland, D., Day, S., Moniz-Cook, E., Woods, R., Brooker, Dawn ORCID: and Ballard, C. (2012) Systematic Review of Services Providing Information and/or Advice to People with Dementia and/or Their Caregivers. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 27 (6). pp. 628-636. ISSN 0885-6230

Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)


Information is a key part of service provision to people with dementia and their carers, but there is no systematic review of the evidence. This study aimed to determine whether information services confer significant benefit for quality of life, neuropsychiatric symptoms and carer burden.

A systematic review of intervention studies in people with dementia was carried out, focussing predominantly on the provision of information and/or advice.

Thirteen randomised controlled trials were identified. Two of the three studies measuring quality of life indicated benefit. Significant benefits were also evident for neuropsychiatric symptoms (points difference, −1.48; confidence interval, −2.11 to 0.86), but not carer burden. Most interventions included other key elements such as skills training, telephone support and direct help to navigate the medical and care system.

There is some support for the value of information services, but studies are needed to determine the specific elements that are effective.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information:

Staff and students at the University of Worcester can access the full-text via the Summon service. External users should check availability with their local library or Interlibrary Requests Service.

Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: dementia, advisor, information
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Allied Health and Community
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Sarah Milosevic
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2013 12:07
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:01

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item
Worcester Research and Publications is powered by EPrints 3 which is developed by the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton. More information and software credits.