Respite care, including adult day care, residential respite, and home services, offers integral life-enhancing benefits to people with dementia aging in place: peer interaction, diminished social isolation, and enhanced feelings of purpose and occupation. Policy provisions, particularly within dementia strategies, which include ancillary supports to people with dementia and their caregivers are becoming increasingly common. A systematic review was undertaken, and a narrative synthesis of 15 qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods studies that examined the role of respite care for people with dementia was conducted. Experiences of people with dementia aging in place utilizing respite care were examined, particularly the potential psycho-social benefits, and expressed limitations to usage. Respite care was viewed favorably by people with dementia, especially as those interviewed often emphasized the relationships, meals, and shared experiences. While some users and caregivers communicated hindrances to respite care, including flexibility of scheduling, and continuity of care, emphasis was placed on positive outcomes to respite care for people with dementia.