Vol. 3 No. 4 (2020): International Journal of Aging Research
Research Articles

Psychosocial support for families of persons with dementia through home based care programme from a developing country: Process of intervention development and pilot testing

Sherin Yohannan, Aravind Raj.E, A.Tirumoorthy
Department of Psychiatric Social Work, Dr.M.V.Govindaswamy center, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore-560029, Karnataka, India.


  • Psychosocial support, dementia

How to Cite

Sherin Yohannan, Aravind Raj.E, A.Tirumoorthy. (2020). Psychosocial support for families of persons with dementia through home based care programme from a developing country: Process of intervention development and pilot testing. International Journal of Aging Research, 3(4), 71. https://doi.org/10.28933/ijoar-2020-02-1105


In India, person with dementia continue to live with their families all through their illness period. It is common in India that because of the family relationships and cultural values the caregiving process is a joint effort made by the adult members in the family. Thus understanding the psychosocial issues of the caregivers of persons with dementia in the Indian context and providing appropriate psychosocial support for the caregivers is essential in the holistic approach for the care for persons with dementia.The current paper shares the process of development of psychosocial intervention for the families of persons with dementia and findings from the pilot study in urban Bangalore. The findings were helpful in systematically developing the content for the proposed homebased care programme for caregivers of persons with dementia. The pilot results show that the psychosocial support through home based programme for the family caregivers of persons with dementia is feasible and effective.


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