Reduces perceived stress in Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers

Innes, K. E., et al. (2012). The Effects of Meditation on Perceived Stress and Related Indices of Psychological Status and Sympathetic Activation in Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and Their Caregivers: A Pilot Study. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Go to journal and click on “Full Text.”

Conclusions (from the Abstract): Findings of this exploratory trial suggest that an 8-week meditation program* may offer an acceptable and effective intervention for reducing perceived stress and improving certain domains of sleep, mood, and memory in adults with cognitive   impairment and their caregivers.



  1. Love it! And reading your posts and the links must expand neuron connections in my brain!
    Many blessings.

  2. everything? pretty much, even heartbreak, procrastination, boredom, etc. 🙂

    p.s. along with abstracts, I search for Full Text versions. They’re not always available. Journal publishers (such as Springer) typically ask for $29.95 per article. But there are ways around that obstacle …

  3. Thank you, Peter, for all these interesting articles. I especially appreciate the ones with free access to the full article, but all are interesting. It appears that meditation is helpful for many problems (everything?).

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