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AbstractA predominant concern in nursing is the immense burden that can be felt by those who care for dementia patients, whether it is hospital staff, family members, or care home staff. The thesis will take the form of a research-based paper, and the research will be obtained from multiple databases as needed, such as CINAHL and PubMed. After having extensively researched and obtained background on the topic in general, this research will differ from previous research because of the comprehensive nature of it. While other authors have touched on particular aspects of caregiver burden, none have developed complete best-practice guidelines to be implemented by health care professionals. This thesis will discuss background and purpose in the first chapter, search method and review of literature in the second chapter, best practice recommendations in the third chapter, and methods of implementation in the fourth chapter. Overall, the thesis will address what caregiver burden is, the causes and factors impacting it, negative outcomes from it, and potential interventions to implement in the clinical setting.