Therapy program proves successful for family caregivers

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Caring for a loved one with dementia can be physically and emotionally exhausting – and cause serious health issues like depression and anxiety.
A new British study evaluates a therapy intervention for caregivers, that helps them cope with the everyday challenges.
The intervention was developed by University College London, and is called “The START” which stands for “strategies for relatives.”

In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss the findings.

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