Caregiver interventions typically target a particular population, such as caregivers of individuals with dementia or parents of seriously mentally ill adults. Although many common factors exist in interventions, specific populations often benefit from distinct interventions which address their particular needs.
Caregivers for military Veterans suffering from traumatic brain injury and caregivers of older adults with dementia face quite different challenges even though the core issues and the changes necessary to undertake care responsibility may be similar.
The following populations are the focus of particular interventions:
- Parents of ill children
- Young Caregivers
- Long Distance Caregivers
- Family members of adults with substance abuse problems
- Family members of adults with serious mental illness (including dual diagnosis with substance abuse)
- Caregivers of individuals with dementia
- Caregivers of Veterans with traumatic brain injury (and/or PTSD)
- Family members of persons with cancer