A pilot study of a yoga and meditation intervention for dementia caregiver stress.

@article{Waelde2004APS,
  title={A pilot study of a yoga and meditation intervention for dementia caregiver stress.},
  author={Lynn C Waelde and Larry W. Thompson and Dolores gallagher-Thompson},
  journal={Journal of clinical psychology},
  year={2004},
  volume={60 6},
  pages={677-87}
}
Twelve older female dementia patient family caregivers (eight Latinas and four Caucasians) participated in a six-session manualized yoga-meditation program (called Inner Resources) designed to help caregivers cope with stress. Pre/post comparisons revealed statistically significant reductions in depression and anxiety and improvements in perceived self-efficacy. Average minutes of weekly yoga-meditation practice were significantly associated with improvements in depression. The majority of… CONTINUE READING