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Randomized Controlled Trial
. 2017 Dec;32(12):e123-e131.
doi: 10.1002/gps.4669. Epub 2017 Feb 7.

An Adapted Mindfulness Intervention for People With Dementia in Care Homes: Feasibility Pilot Study

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Randomized Controlled Trial

An Adapted Mindfulness Intervention for People With Dementia in Care Homes: Feasibility Pilot Study

A Churcher Clarke et al. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. .

Abstract

Objective: Depression and anxiety are common in dementia. There is a need to develop effective psychosocial interventions. This study sought to develop a group-based adapted mindfulness programme for people with mild to moderate dementia in care homes and to determine its feasibility and potential benefits.

Methods: A manual for a 10-session intervention was developed. Participants were randomly allocated to the intervention plus treatment as usual (n = 20) or treatment as usual (n = 11). Measures of mood, anxiety, quality of life, cognitive function, stress and mindfulness were administered at baseline and 1 week post-intervention.

Results: There was a significant improvement in quality of life in the intervention group compared to controls (p = 0.05). There were no significant changes in other outcomes.

Conclusions: The intervention was feasible in terms of recruitment, retention, attrition and acceptability and was associated with significant positive changes in quality of life. A fully powered randomised controlled trial is required. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Keywords: care home; dementia; group; mindfulness; psychosocial Intervention.

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