Hi, I’m Carin Rockind. Welcome to PPN Bites, where we give you 60-second helpings of the Positive Psychology News you need to know. We have an aging population and with that means increased dementia and with that means more caregivers who need to care for their loved ones with dementia. Well, we know from the research that caregivers of people with dementia have increased stress and increased stress-related illness. In the past, there have been interventions that were long and were expensive and that’s not practical for everybody.
A 2018 study of 104 caregivers looked at a two-day intervention in which mindfulness was learned, self-care strategies, different communication styles between the caregiver and his or her loved one, and what they found is that this two-day intervention was significantly beneficial to the caregivers. This is promising as we all become caregivers of those that we love.
We hope that this helps to improve your happiness and improve your life. Take care. Bye for now.
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Spalding, K. N., Guzmán-VélezAngelica, J., Wiggs, K., Savransky, A., & Tranel, D. (2018). A novel two-day intervention reduces stress in caregivers of persons with dementia. Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions.. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/