Mindfulness-based stress reduction for family carers of people with dementia (Protocol).

Authors: Liu Z, Sun YY, Zhong BL.

Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD012791. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012791.

This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows: To assess the benefits and harms of MBSR for family carers of people with dementia.

Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) has shown promising benefits in clinical and non-clinical populations, including, among others, people facing chronic pain, coping with cancer or parenting children with autism (Baer 2003Grossman 2004Keng 2011). The positive effects across various samples indicate that mindfulness training might enhance the ability to cope with stress even in extraordinary circumstances, such as dementia caring (Oken 2010Whitebird 2013).

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