Caring for dementia carers: the role of general practitioners in Ireland.

Irish Journal of Medical Science

O’Connor (2011) reviewed the literature on the role of GPs in ROI in caring for carers.

 The paper provides a general report on the carer profile in ROI, the impacts on their health and wellbeing, and the value of psychosocial interventions, occupational therapy, respite care and support groups.  The author suggests that carers are generally not satisfied with the support from their GPs and that as the first point of contact in ROI, GPs should be aware and watch out for adverse health outcomes on carers of people with dementia.

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