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