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dementia caregivers, intervention, telephone



  1. Mason, Bernadette J. BSN
  2. Harrison, Barbara E. PhD, GNP-BC


Family caregivers of patients with dementia experience caregiver burden and need holistic nursing interventions, such as telephone support. This article reviews the literature on telephone support interventions for family caregivers of patients with dementia and describes evidence-based holistic nursing practices within Watson's theory of human caring, which focuses on transpersonal caring relationships.