Therapy using a series of coping strategies to provide stress relief and emotional support for family members caring for relatives with dementia can reduce depression and anxiety and improve well-being at no extra cost to standard care, according to a randomized clinical trial conducted in the United Kingdom (Livingston G et al. Lancet Psychiatry. doi:10.1016/S2215-0366(14)00073-X [published online November 18, 2014]).
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