Mental health

Respite care for carers of people with dementia

Question 10: For carers of people with dementia, does respite care when compared to care as usual, produce benefits/harm in the specified outcomes?

  • Population: caregivers/carers of people with dementia
  • Interventions: respite care
  • Comparison: no respite care
  • Outcomes:
    • caregiver strain/burden
    • caregiver psychological distress and health
    • caregiver quality of life
    • caregiver social support
    • caregiver physical health.


Where feasible, home based respite care may be encouraged for carers of people with dementia.
Strength of recommendation: STANDARD

Evidence profile