Due to their disease people with dementia gradually become more and more dependent on professional carers. It is important that they develop adequate care relationships with staff to get the support and care they need. Most interventions that show positive effects on this area initially have a different goal, like improving mood and behaviour, or interaction with other people. As a consequence of improvement in these domains, adequate care relationships can be developed and maintained.

Effective psychosocial treatment methods that aim to help people with dementia to develop care relationships have not been found.