Family caregiving for people with dementia and grandparents raising grandchildren both remain critical issues for our increasingly diverse and aging society. Very little research has focused on the role of resilience in either of these caregiving literatures, thereby creating opportunities for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to drive future agendas including the development, evaluation, and dissemination of caregiver interventions grounded in resilience frameworks. This chapter reviews key issues related to caregiver resilience and makes several recommendations to help move its study and application forward, including the use of mixed-methods and prospective longitudinal designs, the application and evaluation of relevant theoretical frameworks, and the examination of interventions at different levels that target both mental and physical health outcomes with diverse populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-250
Number of pages20
JournalAnnual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Aging
  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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