Navigation Links
New coping strategy for the memory impaired and their caregivers
Date:8/25/2014

ist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. "The practice of mindfulness places both participants in the present and focuses on positive features of the interaction, allowing for a type of connection that may substitute for the more complex ways of communicating in the past. It is a good way to address stress."

The study included 37 participants including 29 individuals who were part of a patient-caregiver pair. Most of the patients were diagnosed with dementia due to Alzheimer's disease or mild cognitive impairment, often a precursor to dementia. Others had memory loss due to strokes or frontotemporal dementia, which affects emotions as well as speaking and understanding speech. Caregivers included patients' spouses, adult children, a daughter-in-law and a mother-in-law.

Although the individuals with Alzheimer's had mild to severe memory loss, they still were able to use other cognitive functions to participate in the mindfulness training and to experience emotion and positive feelings, Weintraub noted.

The participants attended eight sessions designed specifically for the needs of patients with memory loss due to the terminal neurodegenerative illness (dementia) and for the needs of their caregivers. Both groups completed an assessment within two weeks of starting the program and within two weeks of completing it.

Paller had expected mindfulness to be helpful for dementia caregivers based on previous research in the field. But he was uncertain whether a program would be successful for patients with memory impairments and whether patients and their caregivers could be trained together.

"We saw lower depression scores and improved ratings on sleep quality and quality of life for both groups," said Paller, director of the cognitive neuroscience program. "After eight sessions of this training we observed a positive difference in their lives."

"Mindfulness involves attentive awareness with acceptance for events in the p
'/>"/>

Contact: Marla Paul
marla-paul@northwestern.edu
312-503-8928
Northwestern University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Study shows cognitive-behavioral coping skills training has positive effects on rheumatoid arthritis
2. Coping skills help women overcome the mental anguish of unwanted body evaluation and sexual advances
3. New Best Drug Rehabilitation Blog Posts Looks at 10 Tips for Coping After Drug or Alcohol Rehab
4. Human Brain Has Coping Mechanism for Dehydration
5. Coping with the Loss of a Spouse: Is it Grief or Is It Depression? Dr. Hayley Hirschmann with Morris Psychological Group Provides Tips for Grieving
6. New insights for coping with personality changes in acquired brain injury
7. Music therapys positive effects on young cancer patients coping skills, social integration
8. International Grief Therapist Releases 10 Strategies for Coping with the Loss of a Loved One during the Holidays
9. Water and Eye Health Researcher Offers Tips on Coping with Winter “Flu Eyes”
10. The Royal Mental Health Center of Ottawa Releases a Complete Mobile Application Suite for Veterans Coping with Operational Stress Injuries
11. Research Shows Experiences at Camp Boggy Creek, a SeriousFun Camp, Deliver Positive Impact for Children Coping with Illness
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 For over 20 years, ... Oceanside and Vista area has treated just about every ... personal injury circumstances. And for those same twenty-plus years, the ... of all those injuries with the best possible doctor. ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... La Jolla, Calif. (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... and Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla (D-Concord) and Kristin Olsen ... (CHI) for their leadership in advancing biotechnology, biomedical ... Mitchell, Bonilla and Olsen each received the “2014 ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 Payday lending practices ... communities and cause financial distress to the states that ... at Howard University’s Center on Race and Wealth. , ... economic activity, payday loans at the same time substantially ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Compare-autoinsurance.org has released a ... insured by an auto insurance policy . , Some ... policy. Clients should check the newly released blog post to see ... cars and dangerously damaged vehicles are some of the cars that ...
(Date:12/26/2014)... 2014 The US represents the largest market ... 2013, GlobalData’s forecast estimates that sales of branded therapies were ... to the high incidence of the disease, high drug treatment ... and China. Increased sales of CRC therapies over the forecast ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Industry Leading Chiropractor in Oceanside Joins the Doctors on Liens Network 2Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 2Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 3Health News:Howard University Spotlights the Economic Impact of Payday Lending in Southern States 2Health News:Some Vehicles Cannot Be Covered By An Auto Insurance Policy! 2Health News:US Colorectal Cancer Drug Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 2Health News:US Colorectal Cancer Drug Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 3Health News:US Colorectal Cancer Drug Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 4
... at The University of Nottingham say our stress levels at work ... and decrease as we head towards retirement. In the ... to be carried out in Britain researchers from the Institute of ... in our working lives can stay with us well into retirement. ...
... than 3 years may be at increased risk, researchers say , ... a while, but don,t let your child use one too long, ... 3 to 5 in Patagonia, Chile, researchers found that children who ... years were three times as likely as other kids to develop ...
... Steaz, the nation,s premier brand of organic and ... -- the first certified organic, all-natural zero calorie carbonated ... Zero Calorie is a delicious, all-natural alternative for diet ... ingredients and sweetened with the all-natural leaves of the ...
... 21 Lake Health, formerly Lake Hospital System, today ... TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Township. A state-of-the-art digital ... experience for patients, families and the community. , ... Built from the ground up to enhance healing and ...
... ... to announce that it has made another significant commitment to environmental sustainability by joining ... are engaged in reducing their environmental footprints. , ... Irvine, CA (PRWEB) October 21, 2009 -- Vestara, provider ...
... ... woes, budgets are tightening, banks aren,t lending and consumers aren,t spending. ... and businesses are cringing at the sound of customers slamming shut ... downturn, and still others are continuing to experience rapid growth. Among ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Older workers are the healthy 'survivors' of the workplace 2Health News:Steaz Launches Organic, Zero Calorie Sparkling Line 2Health News:Lake Health Celebrates Grand Opening of TriPoint Medical Center 2Health News:Lake Health Celebrates Grand Opening of TriPoint Medical Center 3Health News:Lake Health Celebrates Grand Opening of TriPoint Medical Center 4Health News:Lake Health Celebrates Grand Opening of TriPoint Medical Center 5Health News:Lake Health Celebrates Grand Opening of TriPoint Medical Center 6Health News:Lake Health Celebrates Grand Opening of TriPoint Medical Center 7Health News:Vestara Joins National Health Organization Practice Greenhealth to Further Support Environmental Practices 2Health News:Vestara Joins National Health Organization Practice Greenhealth to Further Support Environmental Practices 3Health News:Apple Vending is a Strong Growth Segment Despite Tough Economic Times 2Health News:Apple Vending is a Strong Growth Segment Despite Tough Economic Times 3
(Date:1/22/2015)... privately held medical device company, announced today that it ... Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange TYO: 8001) to sell its ... in Japan . ViewRay,s technology, the ... MRI-guided radiation therapy system that images and treats cancer ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. , Jan. 22, 2015  Amgen (NASDAQ: ... quarter and full year 2014 financial results on Tuesday, Jan. 27, ... will be followed by a conference call with the investment community ... be Robert A. Bradway , chairman and chief executive officer, ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 22, 2015 Research and Markets ... of the "Microbiology Testing/Clinical Microbiology Market by ... Forecast to 2019" report to their offering. ... array of techniques for the detection of infectious ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ITOCHU Named the Exclusive Distributor for ViewRay's MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy System in Japan 2Amgen Announces Webcast of 2014 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results 2Global Microbiology Testing/Clinical Microbiology (Instrument, Analyzer, Incubator, Kit, Microscope, Molecular Diagnostics) Market - Forecast to 2019 2Global Microbiology Testing/Clinical Microbiology (Instrument, Analyzer, Incubator, Kit, Microscope, Molecular Diagnostics) Market - Forecast to 2019 3
... PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 16, 2010 Premier Research Group ... company, announces the appointment of Christopher Codeanne to ... Mr. Codeanne has more than 20 years ... Prior to joining Premier Research, he was the ...
... Novo Nordisk, a world leader in diabetes care, has partnered ... Ganassi Racing team for 2011 IZOD IndyCar season. ... by American racecar driver Charlie Kimball. This partnership makes Kimball one ... to move up the official "Road to Indy" with a full ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Christopher Codeanne Appointed Chief Financial Officer of Premier Research Group 2Novo Nordisk and Chip Ganassi Racing Team Up for 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series 2Novo Nordisk and Chip Ganassi Racing Team Up for 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series 3Novo Nordisk and Chip Ganassi Racing Team Up for 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series 4Novo Nordisk and Chip Ganassi Racing Team Up for 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series 5Novo Nordisk and Chip Ganassi Racing Team Up for 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series 6
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: