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The Mindfulness Programme for People with Dementia in Care Homes: A Feasibility Pilot Study

Churcher Clarke, A; (2015) The Mindfulness Programme for People with Dementia in Care Homes: A Feasibility Pilot Study. Doctoral thesis , UCL (University College London).

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Abstract

Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) may be valuable for promoting the mental health and wellbeing of older adults and people with dementia (PWD). This thesis is concerned with this emerging field of research and is presented in three parts. Part I is a systematic literature review of the effectiveness of MBIs for (non-cognitively impaired) older adults. Eleven studies met the criteria for review. Overall, study quality was low. However, there is preliminary evidence that MBIs can provide a range of benefits for older adults, most promisingly so far, in terms of effects on mood and anxiety. Further carefully targeted research is required to extend these findings. Part II presents the findings from a pilot randomised controlled trial which investigated the feasibility and benefits of delivering an MBI (the Mindfulness Programme) for people with mild to moderate dementia in the context of UK care homes. The study evaluated effects on mood, anxiety, mindfulness, stress, quality of life and cognition. Part II forms one half of a joint D. Clin. Psy. project, which was undertaken together with Joanne Chan. Findings on mood, anxiety and mindfulness, are reported here. Part III is a critical appraisal, which considers the processes and challenges of conducting the research reported in Part II. It discusses reflections on experiences inherent to conducting research on MBIs and issues connected with undertaking this kind of research with PWD, including in the context of care homes.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Title: The Mindfulness Programme for People with Dementia in Care Homes: A Feasibility Pilot Study
Event: UCL
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1471116
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