Mindfulness Training Can Reduce Psychological Stress in Family Caregivers of Persons with Dementia

October 23, 2017 by School of Medicine Webmaster

A recent review of studies of mindfulness training to improve stress-related outcomes in caregivers of individuals with dementia found that mindfulness interventions significantly improved depression, perceived stress and mental health-related quality of life among caregivers. Seven studies were included in the review: four employed MBSR and three other mindfulness interventions.   The authors concluded that mindfulness programs are promising alternatives to other interventions to improve psychological stress in family caregivers.

Liu et al. Clinical Interventions in Aging. 2017; 12: 1521–1529.

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