Mindful Coping and Communication in Caregiving
A Telephone-Based Mindfulness Program for Caregivers of an African American Family Member Living with Dementia
African Americans are at greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia, and families caring for a person living with dementia may experience high stress, breakdown in communication, and even conflict.
Mindfulness skills may help caregiving families cope with stress, take better care of themselves, and support one another through these challenges.
Participants in this research study will take part in group mindfulness sessions from the comfort of their homes. Led by a trained and experienced mindfulness instructor, caregiving pairs (a primary caregiver and another care partner who provides support) will call into weekly one-hour phone sessions with several other caregiving families.
Together, you will participate in practices and discussions designed to help calm the mind, ease stress, and promote family communication and support.