Perspective-Taking Interventions for Intergenerational Caregivers of Alzheimer's Diseases: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Alma Au, Daniel WL Lai, Simon Biggs, Sheung-Tak Cheng, Irja Haapala-Biggs, Amy Chow, Dolores Gallagher-Thompson
Research on Social Work Practice | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2019
Purpose: The present study examined the effects of perspective-taking (PT) intervention in the context of intergenerational caregiving. Method: Seventy-two adult child caregivers of persons living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) were randomized into two 8-week interventions: (1) connecting through caregiving (CTC: 37 participants) with intergenerational PT reappraisals and (2) basic skill building (BSB: 35 participants). The CTC intervention focused on PT reappraisals aiming to promote balance between self-care and caring of others: (1) connecting with self through enhancing self-awareness, (2) connecting with the care recipient through empathetic understanding, and (3) connecting with others ..View full abstract
Awarded by Hong Kong Polytechnic University (API)
The authors disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: Hong Kong Polytechnic University (1-ZVHM, Open Funder API).