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Caregiver distress can affect mood and cognition. Meditation can be used to reduce stress. This pilot study explored whether yogic meditation could change regional cerebral metabolism in distressed caregivers.

  • Language: English
  • Target / Subjects: Nine dementia caregivers were randomized to undergo meditation training compared with relaxation for 12 min per day for 8 weeks.
  • Author: Kelsey L Pomykala, Daniel HS Silverman, Cheri L Geist, Patricia Voege, Prabha Siddarth, Nora Nazarian, Natalie M St Cyr, Dharma S Khalsa & Helen Lavretsky
  • Date Published / Reference: Aging health. 2012 Oct 1;8(5):509-516.
  • Covered Diseases: Dementia, Depression, Regional brain metabolism, Stress, Dementia caregiver, Kirtan kriya, PET, Yogic meditation
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Categories: Kundalini Yoga Research
Tags: Dementia, Dementia caregiver, Depression, Kirtan kriya, PET, Regional brain metabolism, Stress, Yogic meditation
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