WHAT DO THE iCST FINDINGS MEAN?

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iCST could be a useful tool for carers and people with dementia. It provides an opportunity for dyads to spend quality time together and is an aid to communication and enhancing carer health related QoL and mood.

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Given that iCST appears to have a positive effect on the caregiving relationship and carer well-being, the programme might be a useful part of personally tailored home care packages, which may help maintain people with dementia in their own home for longer (7).